Afridi thanks Australian batsman Steve Smith



Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi thanked Aus-tralian batsman Steve Smith for his kind words about Pakistan while welcoming his side to the country after 24 years.

“Thank you for your words Steve Smith and a very warm welcome to the entire Cricket Australia squad to Pakistan,” tweeted Afridi in response to Smith’s comments to UK-based Sky Sports.

Afridi told the Australian batter that Pakistanis are “very welcoming and known” for their hospital-ity.

He added that Pakistanis were ecstatic to see their favourite stars playing in Pakistan. “Looking forward to seeing some quality cricket ahead,” said Afridi. In the video that was retweeted by Afridi, the Australian batsman was responding to the death threat received by spinner Ashton Agar via social media.

“We are aware of social media and you know unfortunate events that can occur on platforms across social media. You know we have got a lot of people working with us [and] we trust our security and everyone involved,” said Smith.—Agencies



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