Shoaib Akhtar expresses disappointment as top Sri Lankan players refuse to tour Pakistan

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Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has on Wednesday expressed his disappointment as top Sri Lankan cricketers pulled out of Pakistan tour.

The Rawalpindi-Express took to Twitter and wrote: “So disappointed with the 10 Sri Lankan players who have pulled out of Pakistan tour. Pakistan has always been a huge support for SL cricket.
Recently after deadly Easter Attacks in SL, our under-19 team was sent on tour there, being the first international team to volunteer.”

“And ofcourse who can forget the 1996 World Cup when Australia & West Indies refused to tour Sri Lanka. Pakistan sent a combined team with India to play a friendly match in Colombo. We expect reciprocation from Sri Lanka. Their board is cooperating, players should also,” Akhtar tweeted further.

It is pertinent to mention here that Sri Lanka T20 skipper Lasith Malinga and ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne among 10 Sri Lankan players to opt out of Pakistan tour.