Vernon Philander shares a deep message for Pakistani team in Urdu


Former South African fast bowler Vernon Philander thanked the Pakistani players and team management for their love and support during his brief tenure as the team's bowling advisor.

Philander, who was temporarily appointed ahead of the T20 World Cup along with head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and impact advisor Matthew Hayden, was forced to leave Pakistan's camp on day four of the first friendly between Pakistan and Bangladesh.

His contract was due to expire at the end of November, but he had to leave early for fear of travel restrictions due to the Omicron variant of the corona virus discovered in his home country last week.

The former fast bowler wrote a heartfelt message in Urdu to thank the team management and the players.

“My last two months with the Pakistani cricket team, which started from Lahore ahead of the ICC T20 Men's World Cup, have been wonderful. During this time, all the players gave an excellent response and the team management gave me great encouragement, ”wrote Philander on Twitter. Earlier, Matthew Hayden, who left the team immediately after the T20 World Cup, sent the team his warmest wishes.

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The Australian batsman, who was excused from extending his contract after the mega-event because of previous commitments, posted warm messages on Twitter in Urdu.

“Assalam or alaikum Pakistan! I am currently in the mandatory quarantine in Brisbane, but my heart beats for all the players and coaches of the Pakistani cricket team in Dhaka, ”he wrote on Twitter. It's worth noting that the cricket board set up this interim coaching after former head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis resigned just a month before the T20 World Cup.