Series with Pakistan more than a game of cricket: Faf du Plessis

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): The captain of the ICC World XI
team Faf du Plessis believes that the series between World XI and
Pakistan is more than just a game of cricket.
Talking to a private news channel, du Plessis said that it
was great for him to be part of the iconic event in Pakistan.
“The tour is about bringing international cricket to
Pakistan. It is much more than just us visiting Pakistan. It is
about Pakistan as a country and Pakistani cricket,” said du
“We will be glad if we can play a small role to make sure
that cricket is played there (Pakistan) because there are so many
fans who are desperate to see cricket at home,” he said. “Lots of
young fans don’t have the opportunity to watch live cricket at
The 33-year old batsman from South Africa said he toured
Pakistan previously with South Africa’s U19 team to witness an
empty stadium, but he expressed high hopes of seeing a full house
during the upcoming series.
He also hoped for a good contest between the two teams.
“I am looking forward to a houseful and hoping that the
World XI can give a tough time to Pakistan,” he said.
“Teams playing the series understand that this is an iconic
event for Pakistan cricket. It is about getting fans back to
stadiums and we are going there to bring them (fans) back and
that’s the most important thing,” he added.