At the end of the fourth day of the third test match, Pakistan team met the Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai at the Edgasbton Cricket Ground in a ceremony held by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Malala was formally received by the PCB boss Shaharyar Khan with Syed Ibne Abbas, the Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom.
The Nobel Prize winner, who lives in Birmingham watched the live action in stadium and wished that Pakistan cricket fans get to watch their heroes play in their own country.
Malala talked to reporters and said, “I am ready to tell the world that Pakistan is a safe place and teams should go there and play cricket.”
“What the outside world thinks about Pakistan is not true and all those terrorists are not Pakistanis, so teams should come and play in Pakistan and wherever I will go I will tell the world about this.”
She further said, “I never went to a cricket match in Pakistan and this is my first time and I am here to support the Pakistan team which is doing well.”
Shahryar Khan was excited to have Malala Yousafzai in the stands with him and cheering for Pakistan, “It is a pleasure to see Malala here today as she gives a morale boost to the Pakistan players at a crucial time of this Test match,” he said. “I know that she is keen to watch cricket and enjoy the fine play we have seen so far in this match.”
Pakistan’s test skipper, Misbah Ul Haq presented a signed miniature bat to her.