Former Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi is still hopeful of India and Pakistan resuming bilateral ties.
During a recent chat session, one of his fans asked him on Twitter about the same. Afridi, however, was decisive in his approach albeit in a cheeky manner. “#HopeNotOut,” Afridi replied.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 26, 2018
However, India and Pakistan hardly meet each other on the cricket field. It is due to the prevalent political turmoil between the two countries over the years. It was in 2012 when the Pakistani team last toured India for a three-match bilateral ODI series, and two T20Is. Since then, the two teams have only met in ICC tournaments and the Asia Cup.
Now, India will meet the Pakistani side in the upcoming clash at the Asia Cup 2018 on September 19th. Both teams haven’t played each other for a long time and will be hoping to showcase their skills in front of each other. India will start as the clear favourites, as they have played some fantastic cricket in the past few months.
Pakistan and India will fight it out in the Asia Cup 2018
Pakistan, on the other hand, is the number one ranked side in the shortest format. However, when it comes to the 50-over format, they have been pretty inconsistent. Pakistan has put on some exceptional performances, however, on occasions, they have faltered big time. Meanwhile, they beat the Indian team by 180 runs in the finale of the Champions Trophy 2017.
However, Shahid Afridi had several duels with the Indian team during his playing career. He scored quite a few runs against them and also bagged several wickets. Recently he rated his innings of 141 against India back in Chennai 1999, as his favourite hundred in his international career.