Twitter celebrates AB de Villiers' decision to play in Pakistan during the PSL

Twitter celebrates AB de Villiers’ decision to play in Pakistan during the PSL

The Pakistani fans were overjoyed with the gesture.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

AB de Villiers may have retired from international cricket some time ago. However, he never misses out on enthralling his supporters. His latest gesture has helped him earn a considerable amount of respect from the fans in Pakistan. Often regarded as Mr 360 degrees, the batsman has confirmed his participation at the Gaddafi Stadium where Lahore Qalandars play a couple of games.

In a bid to restore cricket in Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to host eight games in the country. With De Villiers confirming his availability, it has surely boosted the mojo of the tournament. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is scheduled to start from the 14th of February till the 17th of March. The last time ABD visited Pakistan was when South Africa toured here in 2007.

A big boost for Lahore Qalandars

“I am delighted to confirm that I will represent Lahore Qalandars in front of our home crowds on 9 and 10 March, during the HBL PSL 2019. I look forward to revisiting the Gaddafi Stadium and aim to play my part in helping Lahore Qalandars achieve something they have been aspiring for since the inception of this tournament in 2016,” the cricketer told according to the PSL official website.

The Gaddafi stadium will be lit up for sure as ABD will walk towards the crease. Ever since the attack on the Sri Lankan team back in 2009, international teams have refused to travel Pakistan citing security reasons. However, slowly cricket has been finding its way back in the country. The timing couldn’t have been any better for the PSL.

The Pakistani fans were overjoyed with the gesture. Their happiness had no bounds as they expressed their gratitude to AB de Villiers on Twitter. Even the owner of Lahore Qalandars Fawad Rana was excited to watch ABD play in Pakistan. Last year even his Proteas’ teammates Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir took part in the World XI versus Pakistan game in Lahore.

Here we have some of the Twitter reactions following ABD’s announcement to travel Pakistan:-

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