‘I feel for the people of Pakistan’ – Jos Buttler feels it is unfortunate that England’s tour to Pakistan was called off
Jos Buttler also stated that he is looking forward to playing in Pakistan in the year 2022.
Updated - Sep 22, 2021 8:49 pm
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to call off England’s tour to Pakistan that was to take place in the month of October this year. And, England cricketer Jos Buttler has reacted to this latest development that has become the talking point in the world of cricket.
Buttler stated that he feels for the people of Pakistan, as well as the Pakistan players who want to play in their home country, and welcome other teams as well.
Adding that he has spoken to a few players during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the 31-year-old reckoned that it is unfortunate that England will not be playing Pakistan this year.
“You feel for the people of Pakistan and the players who want to welcome teams back and have cricket in their home country. I’ve spoken to a few of the guys in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) who have thoroughly enjoyed playing there and it is unfortunate this time that it is not quite right and the board made their decision,” said Jos Buttler in a chat with a local newspaper.
I hope England plays in Pakistan in 2022: Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler also said that he hopes that England will play against Pakistan in the year 2022, and concluded by stating that he is looking forward to playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in his international career.
“I do hope that the tour that is due to go ahead in 2022 is one that gets England back playing in Pakistan and I am able to play cricket there for the first time in my career,” concluded Buttler.
Jos Buttler has represented England in 53 Tests, 148 ODIs, and 82 T20Is. While he has scored close to 3000 runs in the longest format of the game, the right-handed wicketkeeper batter has plundered 3872 runs in ODI cricket. Buttler is also the second-highest run-scorer for England in the T20I format of the game and has scored 1871 runs at an excellent strike rate of 139.83.