‘Three weeks we will never forget’: Barmy Army on Pakistan tour

They were told not to tour Pakistan

By Web Desk
December 20, 2022
The Barmy Army was founded by three backpackers touring Australia in 1994 — Twitter/Barmy Army

England´s "Barmy Army" of diehard supporters have thanked Pakistan after a historic tour of the country.

Taking to their official Twitter account, the Barmy Army said that they thoroughly enjoyed their time in Pakistan bearing in mind the fact that they were “told not to come”.

The Barmy Army was founded by three backpackers touring Australia in 1994, and have been a raucous presence at all of England´s matches ever since.

They were given their name by the Australian press — "barmy" because of their cultish devotion to the team, and "army" because of their huge numbers.

The fan organisation has since branched into a commercial venture, organising trips abroad to follow the England team wherever they play.

It must be noted that England beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the third and final Test in Karachi Tuesday to sweep the series 3-0.

Resuming on 112-2, England reached the modest 167-run target in just 38 minutes, with Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes finishing unbeaten on 82 and 35 respectively.

Duckett cracked his 12th boundary off fast bowler Mohammad Wasim to seal the victory on the fourth day, with England finishing on 170-2.

England won the first Test in Rawalpindi by 74 runs and the second in Multan by 26 runs.

This was England´s first Test tour of Pakistan since 2005, having refused to tour the South Asian country in the years since because of security concerns.

This was the first time that Pakistan were whitewashed in a home Test series.

The Babar Azam-led unit also lost three Tests in a home series for the first time in their history.

Additionally, Pakistan also suffered defeats in four home Tests in a row for the first time.