Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has termed playing in Pakistan one of the most memorable experiences of his career. The 40-year old played for Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Australia have landed in Pakistan after 24 years to compete in Test cricket and white-ball formats. Watson lauded Cricket Australia for their role in ensuring the right security feedback. In an interview with the ICC, he said:
“I was fortunate to play a few Pakistan Super League (matches) over there, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life.
“It is good that Cricket Australia has got all the details beforehand to make the players comfortable, so it is going to be a brilliant series.”
Australia have been impressive in recent times, but they have an awful record in the sub-continent. On the other hand, the hosts were handed a major blow when New Zealand and England canceled their tours to the Asian country due to security issues.
Watson believes the passionate fans in Pakistan will enjoy the matches between the top two teams.
“I am super excited as I know how much Pakistan loves cricket. They will love Australia and Pakistan playing in front of them.”