Lucky Scot gets Twenty20 tickets courtesy ARY News

Pakistan West Indies Karachi
Mohammad Afzal takes picture with his sons while watching the first T20I between Pakistan and the West Indies on Sunday

A Pakistani origin fan living in Scotland got the surprise of his life when he got five tickets for the first Twenty20 international between Pakistan and the West Indies in Karachi on Sunday after complaining of running pillar to post without success.

Mohammad Afzal gave comments on being excited at coming to Pakistan to watch the series but complained that he didn’t get tickets.

“I have tried everywhere but I didn’t get tickets for the match. I flew in from Scotland with my three kids who wanted to watch the match but I am told that the match is a sold out,” Afzal told ARY News.

Minutes after his interview was aired, Pakistan Cricket Board media director Amjad Hussain came to his rescue and called ARY to convey the message to Afzal that tickets are on the way.

“I watched his interview on ARY and felt for him, so I sent five tickets through my subordinate and felt very happy that someone who came from so far got a chance to watch the match,” said Hussain.

Mohammad Afzal poses with ARY News’ senior sports correspondent, Shahid Hashmi

Initially, Afzal didn’t believe his eyes but once five tickets reached his hands he was overjoyed.

“I am so excited and thanks to ARY for showing my interview and thanks to the PCB and Hussain saheb for arranging this for me and my sons,” said Afzal.

Afzal later watched the match with his sons and enjoyed to the hilt.

“It was a lifetime experience as my sons took selfies and enjoyed the match.”