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Monday, 13 March 2017 10:13

West Indies batsman Samuels wishes to join Pak army, says he is Pakistani by heart

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Karachi, Mar 13: West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels, who recently played the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore, has expressed his desire to join the Pakistan Army.

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Samuels, who was part of the PSL champions Peshawar Zalmi, has also thanked the country`s administration for the `top class` security arrangements put in place in Lahore for the summit clash.

Hours after Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the PSL champions on Saturday, the West Indian, in a video message on Twitter, said, "For me it`s more than just coming to Pakistan to a play a game of cricket, it is the significance and success of the team and smiles on the faces of the people that are sad."

"I am a Pakistani at heart and that it is why it didn`t take me long to decide to come to Pakistan [to play the PSL final]," the Express Tribune quoted Samuels as saying in a video tweeted by Zalmi CEO Javed Afridi.

While addressing the Pakistani Army chief directly Samuels further said, "General, I wouldn`t mind coming to Pakistan if I get a metallic badge on my shoulder. I`m just waiting for the metals [badges] on my shoulder. I would want to be a part of the Pakistan Army.

"Responding to the video message, the Zalmi CEO said, "Your golden words are a message for the world that we are a peace loving nation and we love cricket," he said. "You are the champions of the hearts."

 

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