Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson agreed to visit Pakistan with Quetta Gladiators to play the remaining matches of Pakistan Super League season four.
Manager of the franchise, Azam Khan confirmed the news of Watson arrival to Pakistan, “Nadeem Omer, the franchise owner convinced Australian cricketer, and he is now ready to come to Pakistan.”
“Watson had asked for $0.3 million to play in Pakistan, however, he later said he will come and play without any compensation,” Khan told.
Watson took to Twitter to announce his visit to Pakistan, “It’s been 14 years since I last visited Pakistan, a place with some of the most passionate fans in world cricket. Can’t wait to give it our best shot in bringing home the trophy with Quetta Gladiators,” he wrote.
It’s been 14 years since I last visited Pakistan, a place with some of the most passionate fans in world cricket. Can’t wait to give it our best shot in bringing home the trophy with… https://t.co/LVTXgkj0ru
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) March 6, 2019
The Quetta Gladiators’ superstar has played a key role in the tournament this year as the team is currently at the top in the points table.
Meanwhile, the West Indies cricketer and team-mate DJ Bravo also confirmed he will be coming to Pakistan, the overseas players will arrive in Karachi on Thursday.
Watson’s tour to Pakistan has made cricket fans more excited as eight matches of the tournament will be played in Karachi.
The matches which were scheduled to start from March 7 earlier, now will take place between March 9 until 17.