Ann Smith former Wicketkeeper of his opinion
The New Zealand team management did what it felt best but the effects of the pain faced by the Pakistani players will be evident in this match: Former wicketkeeper. Pakistan has no love for New Zealand, only rage and conspiracy theories after tour pullout.
New Zealand called off their ODI and T20 series against Pakistan due to an alleged ‘security threat’ flagged by the New Zealand government. This enraged Pakistanis no end.
Christchurch Former New Zealand wicketkeeper and current commentator Ann Smith says that the match between New Zealand and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup will be full of hatred.
Beyond the memes
Led by wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham, the New Zealand men’s team had arrived in Pakistan for a full limited-overs tour of three ODI and five Twenty20 internationals to be played in Rawalpindi and Lahore, respectively.
However, neither team showed up to the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Friday afternoon for the first ODI and just minutes before the scheduled toss, the entire tour was canceled due to an alleged “security threat” flagged by the New Zealand government.
Following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the BLACKCAPS will not continue with the tour,” New Zealand Cricket said in a statement, and added that it would “not comment on the details of the security threat nor the updated arrangements for the departing squad.”
Frome fans to former players to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials, everyone directed their anger either towards New Zealand for depriving them of a potentially competitive limited-overs series or towards India or the West for allegedly influencing New Zealand’s last-minute decision. Some social media users including those from India, however, engaged in casual bigotry, in the form of jokes and memes.
Anne Smith believes she is anxious to see the Pakistan and New Zealand teams in action, as the Kiwi team’s sudden return home last month due to security concerns has caused a stir in the environment. Absolutely not happy.
According to the 64-year-old former wicketkeeper, although the New Zealand team management did what he liked, the effects of the pain faced by the Pakistani players will be evident in this match.
He added that this will be the first battle of New Zealand in the mega event so they are eager to see it.
It should be noted that Pakistan and New Zealand will face each other in the T20 World Cup on October 26 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
As a consequence, Both would have long-standing envious feelings. However, owing to this onwards The matches between both would be full of emotions and as zealous as matches between Pakistan and India.