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We’re loved more back home, says Pak women’s team captain

Mindful of the storm triggered by her male counterpart Shahid Afridi’s comments about being loved more in India, Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir on Friday said her team is adored more back home because it seldom gets a chance to play on its own turf.

Soon after his arrival in India, Afridi courted a big controversy by commenting in front of the media here that they are “loved more in India” than in Pakistan.

Pakistan women’s team skipper Sana was asked the same question and she could not stop laughing on that. But later came up with a diplomatic answer keeping in mind the uproar Afridi’s statement created back home.

“We really love playing here in India but we also love playing back home. In fact, we get love at home more and love playing back home more because we don’t get a chance to play at home,” Sana told reporters on the eve of their marquee Group B clash against India in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground here. “But we are looking forward to playing in India. We had a good crowd in Chennai and we enjoyed playing in front of them.”
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