PAK vs ENG: Young England journalist Matt delighted to see competitive cricket in Karachi – Cricket
KARACHI: Where the England team is currently in the city to play the T20I series, several English journalists have also arrived here to watch the cricket action which begins on September 20 at the National Stadium.
Matt Roller, a young English journalist who works as an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo, joined Geo Super in a Twitter space on Saturday.
In an engaging session with cricket fans, Roller shared his experience of being in Karachi for the very first time.
“It’s fantastic to be here in Karachi. It’s my first time and I’m enjoying the trip so far,” shared Roller, the 2021 CMJ Young Cricket Reporter of the Year recipient.
“I had very little time to explore the city so far. I saw a lot of beautiful old buildings, a lot of traffic in this city, a busy place,” he told a fan. after being questioned.
“I am very excited to play cricket. It will be my first time so yes, I am really looking forward to playing competitive cricket in Karachi,” he continued.
Like the Australian journalists, who toured Pakistan earlier this year, Roller, who is from a small town near Southampton, also enjoyed desi food in Karachi.
“We went to the Pakistani restaurant a few nights so yeah we enjoyed different things like Parathas and Paneer,
“We have a good culture of some South Asian dishes back home. There are a lot of South Asians in London in particular. So yeah, some familiar dishes and some new ones too,” he shared.
England will remain in Karachi until September 25, when the last T20I of a seven-match series in the city is scheduled. After playing in Karachi, England will travel to Lahore to play the remaining three T20Is.