Pakistan Cricket Team reached Kolkata late on Saturday amid tight security. The national team was taken to the hotel and even the Indian media wasn’t allowed to talk to the players at that time. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself supervised the security arrangements being made.
According to the sources, presidential security was given to the Pakistan team as Hindu extremists were threatening Pakistan to not arrive in India for the mega event.
Later, on Sunday Pakistan cricket team also held a practice session at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and skipper of Green Shirts T20 side also held a presser.
While talking to Indian media, experienced Afridi looked quite confident, on a question about distraction from last week due to not getting clearance from government over security threats, skipper Afridi said that they were mentally and physically ready for the event and remained practicing it for too.
During the presser Pakistan’s track record at Eden Gardens also remain under discussion, Afridi said that they are playing their first two games at the venue, first one against Bangladesh, who are also playing good cricket and second against India. He was of the view that they have to be in the rhythm right from the first match. Meanwhile, he also agreed that Pakistan has been playing good cricket at the venue and players are also quite familiar with the conditions.
Afridi on a question about their late arrival for the World Cup T20 2016, said we were following the decisions pulled over by the government, further answering this he told that now his career is at an end, throughout the career he enjoyed playing in India.
While explaining his pleasant experiences in India, he went on telling that Pakistani cricketers get more love in India than Pakistan.