Karachi (Report Moosa Ghani) : West Indies legendary pacer Michael Holding has visited Omair Sana Foundation Thalassemia centre in Karachi.
He was accompanied by Barry Wilkinson, Caribbean cricket commentator, and other executives.
During the visit, the World Cup winning pacer distributed gifts among the children and shared some light moments with Thalassemia patients. On this occasion, the founder of the Omair Sana Foundation, Kashif Ansari was also present.
Talking to media, the cricket legend appreciated the efforts of the foundation, helping the children affected from this disease.
” The facilities here are very good. But I would like to see Pakistan to a point where they don’t need any facility,” said former West Indies captain. “What they need to do is to educate the people that what needs to be done.”
“They can’t buy blood from the supermarket,” said Holding. “We have to go and donate. They are human beings and we are human beings. So everyone should find a way to donate. I urge all of you to donate.”
“You are losing absolutely nothing and you are saving a life,” he added.
Commenting on Pakistan’s passion for cricket, Holding said that the passion hasn’t changed a bit. “I visited Pakistan way back in 80’s, and now I’m back, I haven’t seen any change at all. It is still there.”
He suggested Prime Minister Imran Khan to lead the country like he led his cricket team. “My only suggestion for Imran Khan is to lead his country like he led his team in cricket.”
Meanwhile, Barry Wilkinson is extremely excited for Pakistan-Sri Lanka series and urged for more international cricket in Pakistan.
“I’s extreamly excited for the game, the level of security they receive is amazing and I think more international cricket should be played in Pakistan,” the commentator said.
“Cricket crowd here is amazing. I grew up watching cricket at Qaddafi Stadium. It is kind of weird to watch cricket from New Zealand, Australia but not from Pakistan,” he concluded