Sourav Ganguly recalls his pleasant experiences touring Pakistan
"Islamabad is such a beautiful place."
Published - Mar 2, 2018 5:26 pm | Updated - Mar 2, 2018 5:26 pm
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has praised Pakistan as a fascinating and beautiful country while recalling his visits to the country as the Indian captain. Both the countries haven’t been involved in any kind of bilateral series since 2012 due to the political tension between them. However, Ganguly feels that the way the people of Pakistan treated when India used to tour was absolutely wonderful.
India played a lot of bilateral series against Pakistan post their clash in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. Sourav Ganguly led the Indian team in almost all the series as the Men in Blue have some good memories touring to the country.
Islamabad is such a beautiful place
Sourav Ganguly praised the people of Pakistan during the television interview after launching his autobiography ‘A Century is not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success’. “It is a fascinating country, it is rough, it’s beautiful, it’s different, It is harsh country and soft country as well. I couldn’t imagine you could get treated so well. .. With food, hospitality and with kindness. It was a great place to tour,” he said.
He also recalled the natural beauty of Pakistan by saying, “Islamabad is such a beautiful place, you go there, the capital, you drive through the streets and one side you see beautiful buildings and on the other side those rugged mountains of Pakistan. It is fascinating.” The former Indian captain also remembered an incident when the team had visited Sialkot for a One-Day game.
“I remember going to Sialkot for a One Day game and we were driving out in the morning. I just saw Pathans on both sides of the street waiting for the game to happen. Dry rough and tough part of Pakistan but there is still so much beauty. We were treated so well, with food, hospitality, kindness and I love touring Pakistan,” he concluded.