Australia can improve its health by again touring Pakistan – Chappell wrote in an article
Greg Chappell digs at the strong Pakistan cricket team in his article and says that World Cricket needs the men in green to compete with the big three in Test cricket because their brand of cricket always surprises us.
Former Australian skipper Greg Chappell digs at strong Pakistan cricket team in his article and says that World Cricket needs the men in green to compete with the big three in Test cricket because their brand of cricket always surprises us.
While pouring his thoughts for Sydney Morning Herald, Greg Chappell wrote in his article that
“Test cricket is not dead, but Australia can improve its health by again touring Pakistan,”and mentioned that Australia has to help Pakistan through this tough phase.
“I do hope that Australia will not cry off from the nation’s first cricketing tour of Pakistan in over two decades. Pakistan, in particular, deserves to host a full-strength Australian team, having had to play almost all of their cricket in the UAE for the past decade,”wrote Greg.
Greg praised the former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan, he said that Khan is one of the best all-rounders in the game, and letting him lead the department is a big plus for Pakistan.
“Imran Khan was one of the world’s greatest all-rounders. A charismatic and natural leader immensely proud of his nation, it should give the cricketing world confidence that he is helping his country now as Pakistan’s Prime Minister and determined to oversee the return of international cricket. I am confident that no stone will be left unturned in that quest,”Greg further elaborated.
The 73-year-old praised Pakistan and its people and said that they are friendly and respectful and shed some light on Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi which are best in business these days.
“The stadiums are excellent, as are the five-star hotels and other facilities for tourists. Language is not an issue. The people are extremely friendly and respectful. They are very passionate and knowledgeable about their cricket and of course, their national side always has some amazing talent, which has not always been harnessed. Babar Azam, Mohammed Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi are world-class cricketers who would easily walk into other top international teams,”he wrote in his article.
He further explained how important it is in the future for cricket and the ties Pakistan and Australia share.
“It is critical that CA and the ACA make it clear to the players how important this tour is to the long-term future of the game. Each generation has a responsibility to ensure that the game that they pass on to future generations is in robust health,”he wrote.
“World cricket, and Test cricket, in particular, needs a strong Pakistan team to compete with the big three. Their brand of cricket is always a drawcard – skillful fast bowlers, exciting spinners, and dashing batsmen,”concluded Greg.