Hero bus driver ready to welcome Sri Lanka as cricket comes home
Meher Mohammad Khalil, Hero bus driver ready to wellcome Sri Lanka , a Pakistani transport driver who held his nerve under gunfire to direct the Sri Lankan group to wellbeing amid an assault in 2009, is excited that worldwide cricket is at last coming back to Lahore.
Sri Lanka play Pakistan in a Twenty20 global in the city on Sunday, turning into the main worldwide cricket group to visit the country since Zimbabwe in 2015.In March 2009, the Sri Lankan group were making a trip by transport to the Gaddafi Stadium amid the second test when shooters discharged at them with rifles, explosives and rockets, injuring six players and a mentor and killing eight Pakistanis, including six policemen.
Khalil was hailed as a national saint for getting the group to the secured stadium and he was remunerated by the Pakistan government and welcomed to Sri Lanka where he was given an award of courage and a reward of $35,000.”There (in Sri Lanka) I didn’t feel like a Pakistani driver.
I had a feeling that I was the President of Pakistan,” Khalil revealed to Reuters TV.
“I would never in my life have envisioned the sort of regard that they gave me.
“”Our armed force has completed such a significant number of operations and got out so much chaos, that now, express gratitude toward God, we can arrange a match with no security.
“In the wake of finishing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the one-dayers, Pakistan begin the three-coordinate T20 arrangement in Abu Dhabi on Thursday before playing the finale in Lahore.