Lucky Scot gets Twenty20 tickets courtesy ARY News
KARACHI: A Pakistani origin fan living in Scotland got the surprise of his life when he received five tickets for the first Twenty20 international between Pakistan and the West Indies in Karachi on Sunday after complaining of running pillar to post for tickets without success.
Mohammad Afzal in his televised comments on ARY News said being excited at coming to Pakistan to watch the series but complained that he didn’t get the tickets.
“I have tried everywhere but didn’t get tickets for the match. I flew in from Scotland with my three kids who wanted to watch the match but I am told that the match is a sold out,” Afzal told ARY News.
Minutes after his interview was aired, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) media director Amjad Hussain came to his rescue who telephoned the television to convey the message to Afzal that the match tickets for him are on the way.
“I watched his interview on ARY and felt for him, so I arranged and sent five tickets through my sub ordinate and felt very happy that someone who came from so far got a chance to watch the match,” said Hussain.
Initially Afzal didn’t believe it, but once five tickets reached to his hands he was overjoyed.
“I am so excited and thanks to ARY for showing my interview and thanks to the PCB and Hussain Saheb for arranging this for me and my sons,” said an overjoyed Afzal.
Afzal later watched the match with his sons and enjoyed to the hilt.
“It was a life time experience as my sons took selfies and enjoyed the match.”