Southampton: England skipper Joe Root says he doesn’t have any problem in visiting Pakistan, one of the craziest cricket nations across the world.
Speaking to reporters, Root said he has heard a positive response from players who had visited Pakistan recently. “I will love to visit Pakistan as I have heard a lot of positive reviews from fellow cricketers who visited the country recently,” he said.
“We recently saw the nation welcoming Test cricket after a long hiatus and it was really emotional for them. Speaking to a few of the players about how much it meant to them, they really appreciated being able to play in Pakistan,” he added.
Recently, England’s head coach Chris Silverwood hinted towards a possible short tour of Pakistan very soon.
“I think we are getting there [in terms of planning to visit Pakistan for a tour] to be honest. Personally, I’d have no problem with that. I’ve never been to Pakistan so it would be nice to go and have a look. And I know our batsmen would look forward to batting on their wickets. For me, it’s great that it’s back as a topic of conversation again. We are looking to get back there,” he was quoted saying.
It must be noted here that Pakistan is currently in England for three matches Test series, with just a Test left. The green shirts will also play three T20Is against the home team.