New Zealand, claiming security fears, abandoned its Pakistan visit just a few hours before the start of their first ODI in Rawalpindi on Friday.
As Kiwis learned of Kiwis’s decision to stop the campaign, cricketmakers and fans went to Twitter to express themselves.
International players gave Pakistan support, calling it one of the safest spots in the world to play cricket.
In the meantime, after the abrupt cancellation of the series, Pakistan cricket Team skipper Babar Azam expressed dismay.
The series’ unexpected postponement may have given the smiles back to million Pakistani cricket fans was extremely disappointing. I have complete confidence in our security agencies’ ability and credibility. You are our pride and you will always be! Zindabad Pakistan!
In speaking of the probable safety hazard, newly elected Chairman Ramiz Raja of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) indicated that a very frustrating unilateral attitude had been taken by the New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
It was crazy day! Sorry about our players and the fans. It is really frustrating to leave the tour through a unilateral approach to a security problem. Particularly if it is not shared!! Which