Ashton Agar gets death threat before start of Pakistan series
CRICDOT DESK : Australia has come to Pakistan after a long 24 years. And on the second day of the tour, a shocking event took place. Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was reportedly threatened with death before the tour. News from the Sydney Morning Herald.
The news broke on Monday and caused a stir. Many were remembering that time, talking about the New Zealand series last year. However, the threat was not given directly to Agar. His wife Madeleine was sent to Instagram. She was warned that her husband would not have to return to Pakistan when he visited.
In the midst of this speculation, the Australian Cricket Board has acknowledged the veracity of the news. The Pakistan Cricket Board and the country’s security agencies are also looking into the threat.
But Pakistan says security is not in question. They claim that the threat is not from Pakistan, but from India using social media. Agar is now in Islamabad with the Australian team. He also shared pictures of his arrival in Pakistan with the media.
A screenshot of the message sent to Agar’s wife, Madeleine, reads: “Your husband, Ashton Agar, is being warned. If he visits Pakistan, he will not be able to return alive. When you come to Pakistan, your children will lose their father. ‘The Australia and Pakistan Cricket Boards were notified immediately. It is learned that this message was sent from a fake Instagram account. Pakistan is also investigating. However, they are reluctant to take this threat seriously.
Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins has said that they are fully satisfied with the security arrangements in Pakistan. The first Test between Pakistan and Australia will be played in Rawalpindi on Friday (March 4). Usman Khawaja, a 36-year-old cricketer of Pakistani descent, is in the Cummins-led Australia squad.
Usman Khwaja said, “The feeling of being able to come to Pakistan and play cricket is different.” Khwaja was born in Islamabad. He later moved to Australia. “I have been wanting to play on Pakistani soil for a long time,” Khwaja said. I used to go to the old stadium in Rawalpindi as a child. So I had a different desire to play here. ‘