The spirit of cricket came to the fore when a World XI side reignited international cricket in Pakistan by visiting the country to play a three-match Twenty20 series. Most of the world stars made it clear that the tour of Pakistan was not just about playing a series but way bigger than that. The curtains drew on the tournament on Friday evening as Pakistan beat World XI to clinch the series 2-1. But it seems the bonhomie between the two set of players has only strengthened and that was seen when South African ace Imran Tahir was seen giving bowling lessons to Pakistan leggie Shadab Khan.
Post the final T20I in Lahore, Tahir was seen giving intructions to Shadab on how to bowl a particular delivery and the Pakistani spinner was all ears.
Sami Ul Hasan, ICC's Head of Media and Communications, posted a video on Twitter with a caption: "Imran Tahir sharing knowledge and experience with Shadab Khan."
Twitter applauded Tahir's gesture and praised him for being the perfect role model.
Imran tahir is such a humble man...— Karim Bux (@kbux93) September 15, 2017
This clip made my day— Indominus_rex81 (@indominus_rex81) September 15, 2017
You are Imran Tahir— Hope Fully Political (@akhalilc) September 16, 2017
Great sports man spirit— M Zafar Abbas (@MZafarAbbas2) September 16, 2017
Imran Tahir very nice person to share his knowledge, all pakistani fans love you sir.— Saqib H (@saqibh13345) September 15, 2017
Pakistan beat World XI by a thumping 33 runs in the final Twenty20 today to clinch a three-match series which marked the return of international cricket to the country on Friday. Set a target of 184 to win, the World XI only managed 150-8 at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium to concede the series to the home team by 2-1.
The hosting of the short series is a major step towards convincing international teams to begin touring Pakistan again, with Sri Lanka already due to play a Twenty20 match in Lahore on October 29.
Foreign teams have refused to tour Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009.