Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed his desire to play against India in front his home crowd. Pakistan Cricket Board are not leaving any stone unturned to resurrect international cricket in Pakistan.
Recently, we saw the World XI team touring Pakistan for a three-match T20 international series which was a huge success and gave us a glimpse of how badly the people of Pakistan wants cricket to return to the embattled nation.
Since the attack on Sri Lankan team back in 2009 outside the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, people of Pakistan are deprived of international cricket, as teams are not willing to tour because of security reasons.
When it comes to cricketing rivalry, India vs Pakistan is right up there at the top, but cricket fans have also missed out on this fitting contest due to border tension between both the countries.
In an interview, the leader of Pakistan team, Sarfraz Ahmed praised PCB for the work that they have put in,
“PCB deserves praise and congratulations along with the [security] agencies and forces for reviving international cricket in Pakistan.”
“I am sure the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will consider sending the Indian team here [after the Independence Cup]. Their players are interested in playing here as well,” he added
The 30-year old became the captain across all formats recently and it was under his leadership that Pakistan defeated India to clinch the Champions Trophy in London on 18th June 2017.