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Tabraiz Shamsi Shares Video of Tight Security As South Africa Arrive in Pakistan for Bilateral Series After 14 Years

South Africa cricket arrived in Karachi on January 16 (Saturday) for their first Tour of Pakistan in 14 years. The Proteas, led by captain Quinton de Kock, will two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals as part of the tour. South Africa last toured the country in late 2007 when they had won the two-Test series 1-0. Pakistan have since hosted South Africa twice in Test series but at the United Arab Emirates. This will be the first time after a decade that South Africa are visiting Pakistan for a tour. South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi shared pictures and a video clip from the ’s journey from the Karachi to Airport under tight security. Pakistan Name 9 Uncapped Players in 20-Member Squad for South Africa Tests.

The Proteas were whisked from the Karachi airport under state-head level security arranged by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Shamsi lauded the authorities for the tight security after the South Africa reached their hotel. “Security is tight” he captioned a Twitter video showing two armoured police vans leading the convoy. He also shared another picture of the security officials and wrote “Real life Call Of Duty. These guys aren’t playing with small guns and they mean business.” Pakistan vs South Africa 2021: Aleem Dar Delighted to Officiate in His First-Ever Test at Home.

Tabraiz Shamsi Shares Video of Tight Security

Real Life Call of Duty

The 21-member South Africa underwent two COVID-19 tests before their departure from and are set to be tested again. Players will be confined to their own rooms before the test results arrive. The first Test of the tour will be played in Karachi from January 26 while the second Test will be held from February 4 at Rawalpindi. The three-match T20I series will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

South Africa Squad

Quinton de Kock (captain), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Marco Jansen.

(The above story first appeared on Reportr Door on Jan 16, 2021 09:11 PM IST. For more and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website reportrdoor.com).

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