‘Pakistan is safe, all teams should come here’ Lahiru Thirimanne


Sri Lanka team’s captain Lahiru Thirimanne feels absolutely safe in Pakistan and asked other teams to tour the cricket-loving country.

The visiting captain talked to the journalists in Karachi ahead of their first ODI against Sri Lanka where he expressed satisfaction over the security situation in Pakistan.

“So far so good, I feel safe here. The people here are so amazing and we are receiving immense response from the cricket fans who are extremely happy on our decision to come here,” Thrimanne said.

The skipper is confident to not disappoint the cricket fans in the stadium by their game and is optimistic to give a tough time to the home team. “We are focused on our game. We have some fresh faces but they are confident to show their strength on the field,” he said.

To a query about not having main players in the side, Thirimanne said that they will have an impact with the players they have and all the young faces have the chance to come under consideration for the future.

“These young players will give their best as everybody knows the importance of this series. Any performer can get a chance in the team for the future,” he highlighted.

Thirimanne, who has played 35 Tests, 125 ODIs and 26 T20Is, will be leading Sri Lanka side in ODIs in absence of their regular captain Dimuth Karunratne who refused to travel to Pakistan.