Mohammad Hafeez made a return to the Pakistani T20I side after March 2017     Getty Images
Mohammad Hafeez made a return to the Pakistani T20I side after March 2017 Getty Images

Having pocketed the first T20 International against Sri Lanka, Pakistan are looking good to lift the trophy in front of a packed Lahore stadium. The third and final T20I will be played in Lahore. The Pakistan cricketers are obviously overjoyed at the prospect. After Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammed Hafeez has expressed delight about playing at home as well.

Hafeez according to cricbuzz said : “We would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts and welcome them. Everyone is excited to have them back in Pakistan. The World XI visit was one of the first step towards reviving cricket in Pakistan. With Sri Lanka coming it will be a great moment for Pakistan cricket. After this visit, I hope more teams will come to Pakistan. We want to host them with lot of hospitality. It will be a great game god willing.

On returning in the T20I side: “It’s all about playing your role for the team. I wasn’t thinking that this was my comeback to the side or anything like that. I wasn’t there in the last series. Just wanted to play my role. We are playing really well and Pakistan’s future is looking good as everyone is coming up with important performances.”

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at Abu Dhabi last evening, taking a 1-0 lead. The 3rd T20I will be played on Sunday.