Ex-Australian cricketer Geoff Lawson backs Australia's tour of Pakistan

'Australia has not visited Pakistan for 24 years,' says Geoff Lawson

By Web Desk
January 29, 2022
Geoff Lawson — AFP/file

Former Australian cricketer and Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson believes that the Kangaroos should tour Pakistan as it has due since long.

"Pakistan is a major Test-playing nation and Australia haven’t found time to visit in 24 years. It’s not good enough," Geoff said in his column in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Geoff, who coached the Pakistan cricket team, feels that people of Pakistan love cricket more than India.

"The Pakistani people have a penchant for cricket, maybe even more so than their eastern neighbours," he added.

He recalled his stint with the Pakistan cricket team in Lahore and termed is as a "wonderful" chance. 

"I had the wonderful chance to live in Lahore for almost two years when I was Pakistan coach and found the people unfailingly hospitable, even when we lost a game or two. This Australian team will be feted," he added.

"I can picture 30,000 fans filling the terraces at Gaddafi Stadium every day of the Test match, munching on their pakoras and supping on sugarcane juice. It is one of the great stadiums in the cricket world. They will be raucous and respectful, supporting the home-town heroes and admiring the Australian stars," he further added.