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Zimbabwe all praise for Pakistani hospitality as tour ends

KARACHI: Players of Zimbabwe cricket team expressed their love and respect for Pakistan as their tour came to an end on Sunday night, ARY Sports.tv reports.

Zimbabwe became the first test-playing nation to visit Pakistan since the attack on Sri Lankan team at Lahore in 2009.

Zimbabwe becomes the first test playing nation to play in Pakistan in six years

The provincial government and the security agencies left no stone upturned to ensure that the historic series is held safely.

Police vehicles escort the bus of Zimbabwe squad

Security was on high alert for Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan

Although Pakistan won the Twenty20 (T20) and ODI series but the visitors won the hearts of the nation. The spectators and the people kept chanting “Zimbabwe!!” and their player names throughout the tour.

Pakistan team whitewashed Zimbabwe 2-0 in the Twenty20 series

Pakistan team celebrates their 2-0 victory of Zimbabwe

Many Zimbabwe players including Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza took to Twitter to appreciate Pakistan for its hospitality.

The flags of Pakistan and Zimbabawe. President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest in the first T20 match.

Batsman Craig Ervine said that the tour was an experience which he will never forget while Charles Coventry said he made new friends in the country.

Sean Williams thanked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the security officials for making the tour possible.

Pakistani-born Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza said that the tour was emotional for him because of the love and support he received from the Asian country.

Apart from Zimbabwe, Pakistan players also thanked the African side for playing in the terror-hit country.

ODI captain Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz thanked the organizers for successfully organizing the series in such circumstances.

Pacer Junaid Khan prayed for more international cricket in Pakistan in his tweet.

Commentator Ramiz Raja thanked the African side for touring Pakistan.

Indeed, the sport brought the two countries together and eventually cricket won.

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