Wasim Akram hits out at the critics of the West Indian team tour minus big names

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Wasim Akram hits out at the critics of the West Indian team tour minus big names

*KARACHI:* Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has hit out at the critics of the West Indian team tour minus big names.

He asked fans to appreciate the fact that the cricket-playing nation West Indies is finally here, rather than criticise about the absence of big names. “What matters is that West Indies team is here. Big names or not, doesn’t matter.

Some people can never be happy,” he added. The bowling great lauded the selectors for picking young talent to represent Pakistan in the series.

He hailed the return of international cricket to Karachi as Pakistan-West Indies three-match T20I series started here Sunday. “It’s good times for Pakistan and Pakistan cricket. Everybody is excited. Cricketers, spectators.

It’s a big deal. Cricket is coming back to Pakistan step by step, just as Najam Sethi promised,” the ‘Swing ka Sultan’ told media. Akram said the world was getting to know Pakistan is a peaceful country. “We love cricket. Cricket is our culture.”

“It’s a young team. The youngsters performed well in the PSL, they deserve this chance. Credit to the selectors, and Mickey Arthur.”