The stunning beauty of Gwadar Cricket Stadium has left the cricketers and fans mesmerized. Famous television host, Fakhr-e-Alam, posted a video of the stadium on Twitter, showcasing the stunning backdrop and the lush green outfield.
The video has since gone viral, and the images have been uploaded by the official account of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well.
South African left-arm wrist spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, was one of the cricketers left stunned by the beauty of the ground and jokingly requested the third T20I between Pakistan and South Africa to be shifted to Gwadar Cricket Stadium.
Shamsi tweeted, “Can we move the 3rd T20 to this place?? Looks stunning! The 3 most beautiful surroundings for a cricket stadium for me would be Newlands, Dharamsala, and this place.”
Can we move the 3rd T20 to this place??
LOOKS STUNNING! 😍
The 3 most beautiful surroundings for a cricket stadium for me would be Newlands, Dharamsala and this place ❤ https://t.co/JeUKX2skmd
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) January 31, 2021
Shamsi, regarded as a limited-overs specialist, is part of South Africa’s Test squad for their tour of Pakistan, keeping in view the spin-friendly conditions in the country. He has only played 2 Test matches in his career, picking up six wickets at an average of 46.33. Before the South African team’s travel to Pakistan, Shamsi said that he is proud to be a part of this historic tour and is looking forward to playing in a new country.
Upon the team’s arrival to the country, Shamsi tweeted that the security arrangements in the country are top-notch. South African team reported that they are satisfied with the security and are focusing on their cricket without any hesitation.
The second Test is scheduled to begin on 4 February at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Following the Test matches, the three-match T20I series will start from 11 February at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Shamsi will likely be a part of the starting eleven in the T20I series.