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PCB says players touched by warmth of Indian public

Last updated on: January 07, 2013 17:04 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India as well Indian fans for the warm reception the team got during the five-match (two T20s and three ODIs) limited-overs' series that concluded on Sunday.

"I would like to thank the Indian cricket board as well as all the state associations, like DDCA, CAB, GCA, KSCA and TNCA, for being great hosts. Wherever we have gone, there has been an atmosphere of brotherhood. The series has been well-contested and we hope to have many more such series," Ashraf said on Monday.

- Pakistan team's tour of India

Pakistan's ODI team captain Misbah-ul-Haq said, "It was a fantastic series, but, more than anything, we have had some ever-lasting memories of this tour. In whichever city we went, people treated us as if we were one of their own. It was such a touching experience for all of us. Hopefully, we will have many more such bilateral series which fans from both countries are eagerly waiting for."

T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez is hopeful that now India will start touring Pakistan.

"The love and affection that we have received from the Indian public is amazing.

"Now it's our turn to return the favour. We are looking forward to welcoming the Indian team and also give the same amount of love and affection," Hafeez said.

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