Rob Key, a former England batter, has said that of all the countries he has seen, Pakistan is the greatest.
The 42-year-old was a part of the historic Pakistan-Australia series commentary panel. He also stated that the perception of the country in England is incorrect. He’s been taken care of better than he’s ever been.
“I was a little anxious coming over here because I knew very little about Pakistan,” Key said in a video posted by the Pakistan Cricket Board. “But I know it was two very talented teams and a historic trip, and it’s been an honour to be part of it” (PCB).
“I think in England we have this impression of Pakistan that is far from accurate; we have no idea how good it really is,” he said. “I think the hospitality is second to none; of all the nations I’ve seen, this is by far the best,” he added.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Pat Cummins bowling to Pakistan’s Babar Azam was dubbed “the best moment of the series” by Key.
“I think the moments I remember the most are probably when you had two of the best players in the world going at it, which only Test cricket can deliver,” he remarked. “They were the moments in the second Test, especially when Cummins was bowling at the top of his game against Babar Azam, who was bowling at the top of his game,” he said. “Test cricket is about the journey, not always about the results, and seeing those two go at it in the last innings, that’s as good as it gets.”
“Pakistan is one of the great countries,” he said, “and it’s one of those places where you have to come and see the food is better than anywhere else, and there’s a really good golf course in Lahore.”