SYDNEY: The Lahore Qalandars development squad familiarised themselves with the history of Australian cricket as they paid a visit to the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral.
Led by Qalandars Director of Cricket Aqib Javed, the squad visited the museum to catch a glimpse of history.
Curator of the Bradman Museum Andrew Summareoo briefed the tourists about the 52,000 items in the museum and highlighted the various cricketing collections of Sir Don Bradman including his cricketing gears and attires.
The museum also displayed the history of the cricket bat and the journey of the cricket ball from red to white and to pink.
Speaking to Geo.tv Qalandars coach Javed said, “The visit to the museum was not only educational but also helped in motivating the players.”
“These museum visits encourages one to become the best and be remembered forever in the history of the game,” he said.
For the players, the visit revealed the untold stories of the world of cricket.
“We have always heard about Bradman but we didn’t know much about how he became the greatest batsman,” all-rounder Farzan Raja said.
Fast bowler Haris Rauf said, “ The museum told us the story of the World Series Cricket and Kerry Pecker played a part in it.”
“We came to know what changed the traditional cricket, so it was highly educational for us,” Rauf added.
Ahead of their visit to the museum the players had a practice session at the Bradman Oval, the ground where Bradman played his first professional cricket match.