English all-rounder Moeen Ali has expressed his desire to visit Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) after making his debut in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Ali has wished so, as his mother was born in the politically-troubled region.
Pertinently, Ali made his PSL debut for Multan Sultans on Friday and shone in their win over Lahore Qalandars at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The star English all-rounder also said that it is an honour for him to come and play in a country where his grandfather and mother was born.
Ali, on the contrary, was born and brought up in England and this was the reason behind him representing them internationally.
Moeen Ali Wishes To Visit Pakistan Occupied Kashmir:
“It’s a big deal for me [to come to Pakistan]. My grandad was born in Pakistan, my mum was born here and I am very proud of that obviously. But, I was obviously born in England and I am hoping to go inshallah to Pakistan occupied Kashmir, where my mother was born, so… yeah, it’s a big thing for me. It’s a big thing for my family. My family are here, so yeah, I can’t wait,” Moeen Ali told the press in Lahore.
It is for the first time that a full season of the PSL is being played entirely in Pakistan. Marred by terrorism, cricket has been away from the nation for a long time now.
For the first time since its inception, PSL is entirely being played in Pakistan. Recently, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also visited Pakistan. In what can be seen as a major boost to the return of full-fledged international cricket to Pakistan, the four major cities, Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi will host all 34 PSL matches over 32 days.
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Ali delivered goods for Sultans in their 5-wicket win over home side Qalandars. The England spinner picked up two wickets as he shone alongside Imran Tahir for the Sultans.
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