Fawad Ahmed, a legspinner from Pakistan who is grabbing attention at the MCG nets, talks to the Australian Age's Chloe Saltau about being threatened by religious extremists back home for playing the sport.
''I got death threats from them,'' he says. ''They say I am promoting a Western culture and bringing kids out of their homes for recreational activity and if you continue this it might be really difficult for you.
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