Australia’s team is on a tour of Pakistan after two decades and the news of their player getting threats before the Test series is coming to the fore. Team batsman Steve Smith has said that the players are feeling safe on the Pakistan tour.
Australia team is touring Pakistan after 25 years. Smith’s reaction came after Australian player Ashton Agar was threatened with death on social media. The threat was sent to Egger’s partner Madeline on social media.
However, after investigation, Pakistan and Australia Cricket Board have termed this threat as fake. Cricket Australia has said that this post has been investigated and there is no such thing to worry about security.
Smith has also said that the team has confidence in the security arrangements here. He said that he was aware of the social media posts. Let us tell you that the first Test will be played in Rawalpindi from Friday.
“There are many people working with us and we are confident about our safety,”Smith said.
Let us tell you that in 2009, Sri Lankan team was attacked in Pakistan in which 2 civilians including 6 policemen lost their lives. After that big incident, no big team wants to tour Pakistan. From the point of view of Pakistan cricket, this tour of Australia is very important.
More recently, the New Zealand team came here and returned a few hours before the start of the match citing insecurity, after which discussions started on the future of cricket in Pakistan. In October it pulled its men’s and women’s teams from the tour, citing “mental and physical wellness”.
Smith said that he is enjoying the challenge of playing in Pakistan. Smith said that for the first time many of us are together and we know how much the people of Pakistan enjoy cricket.