It is very difficult to impress the Pakistanis. But at the same time it is also true that when it comes to sportsmanship, Pakistanis are also at the top of the table. There are many foreigner players who have a huge fan following in Pakistan. If a cricketer is good, he will be liked by Pakistani people, doesn’t matter from which country he belongs to. Here is the list of top ten international players who are impossible to, especially here in Pakistan
Moeen Ali, England, Perhaps It’s the Muslim Brotherhood
Moeen Ali became instantly popular in Pakistan when he made his international debut for England. Not because he is a Muslim or has a Pakistani origin, but because he is the true gentleman, has always a smile on his face. The popularity of Moeen Ali was sky high when he has worn “Save Gaza” band during a test match
2. AB De Villiers, South Africa, Everybody Just Love Him
AB is such a fine and gentleman that he will literally destroy your entire bowling lineup single handily but still you can’t find any reason to hate him. Never involved in any foul play, AB is the man, Pakistani people desperately want to see playing in Pakistan. Fans in Pakistan are also very excited to see him in PSL.
3. Hashim Amla, South Africa, The Gentleman
Leave alone Pakistani, one can’t find hater of this man on the entire planet. One of the most respected players in the history of the game, he is the true ambassador of his country and of this beautiful game of cricket. Hashim Amla has never been seen sledging any other player in his entire career so far.
4. Chris Gayle, West Indies, The True Entertainer
If we have to choose a single player who has the biggest fan following in Pakistan, that could be non-other than Chris Gayle, the universe boss. Known for his six hitting abilities, both on the field and off the field. Chris Gayle looks funny even when he is sledging someone. He has also very good friendly relations with many Pakistani players which make him even more popular in Pakistan.
5. Daren Sammy, West Indies, Few Calls Him Sammy Khan
A player who has always a smile on his face, Daren Sammy touched the height of popularity and fan following during the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super Leauge where he played for Peshawar Zalmi. The commitment to the team and his Phustu speaking skills made Pakistani fans fall in love with him again and again.
6. Brendon-McCullum, New Zeland, Most uncontroversial Player
Recently retires New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum also has a huge fan following is Pakistan as his batting style is exactly what Pakistani loves the most, Bang Bang. Some also call him Boom Boom of New Zealand. But apart from his batting technique, it is the character and personality of Brendon-McCullum which makes him popular in Pakistan. One could have rarely seen him fighting or sledging.
7. Kane Williamson – New Zealand,
Another true gentleman in the game of cricket, Kane Williamson is the polite killer, he will score the fifties and centuries against your team yet you will love him. He got actual recognition is the hearts of Pakistani fans when he sent his personal things and all of his match fee to the survivors of APS Peshawar as a gift. Hats off to you Sir !!!
8. George Bailey, Australia, The Only Aussie on The List
Though we all are the fans of Australian cricket team but it’s not easy to love them. They use sledging as a tool to win the matches and one can’t simply appreciate it if someone is sledging your heroes. But George Bailey is different from rest of the Aussies, he hardly sledges anyone and he always has a smile on his face, a very sight as far as Australian Cricket Team is concerned.
9. Anglo Mathews, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan team and players always remain very popular in Pakistan. How someone can forget the final of 1996 world cup between Australia and Sri Lanka when Lahore turned into Colombo. Players like Murli, Jayasuriya, Sangakkara and Mahela are some of the players who have been loved by Pakistani fans over the decades. As far as the current players are concerned, skipper Anglo Mathews is one who is enjoying the ultimate love of the Pakistan fans.
10. And Finally Virat Kohli, Seriously????
Yes its Viral Kohli, because when we said “not even a single hater” he surely doesn’t have a single hater, but hundreds of tonnes of haters in Pakistan.