Hashim Amla (l) seen with Imran Tahir (r) at Lahore    AFP
Hashim Amla (l) seen with Imran Tahir (r) at Lahore AFP

With so much anticipation doing rounds about international cricket returning to Pakistan, South Africa s Imran Tahir has been leaving no stones upturned to praise his homeland. Born in Pakistan city of Lahore, Tahir has been telling his teammates positives about the country amidst all the security fear.

I told (teammates) very positive things because I have been coming here to meet my family every year. I answered their questions and they have come, so thanks to them that they believed me. We have come here with a positive mind and will go positively,” said Tahir according to PakPassion.com.

Tahir has played cricket for Pakistan Under-19 and A teams but left for South Africa in 2006. Since, he has been a vital addition to South Africa cricket.

I am very proud and very happy where I am in my career. When I was told that these three matches could happen, probably I was the first one who said that I would love to go, concluded Tahir.

World XI are to play 3-T20Is against Pakistan at Lahore starting Tuesday.