LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider’s wife has said her husband is ready to come back to Dubai from London if provided security.
“We (the entire family) have been in talk with Zulqarnain for four hours to convince him to go back to Dubai to join the team and to face every situation with courage,” his wife told reporters at his residence on Tuesday.
Zulqarnain had left Dubai on Monday abruptly after reportedly receiving life threats from bookies. He has been quoted as saying that the bookies had asked him to book the fourth and fifth ODI against the Proteas, which he did not.
“We want to live and die in Pakistan and I don’t want to go anywhere,” she said.
Haider Raza, the father of Zulqarnain, said, “I told him (Zulqarnian) that death is a reality and he should not be afraid of threats.”
Zulqarnain’s brother Aqeel also denied a report that his brother had asked for a political asylum in the United Kingdom.