Last Update on: March 16th, 2020 at 03:23 pm
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has said that India is a good country and the people here are always welcoming. Things don’t seem the way they are portrayed on television.
India and Pakistan have not locked horns together in a bilateral series since 2012-13. The only time India and Pakistan play against each other in recent times is in an ICC event or a multi-nation tournament.
Recently, former India and Pakistan all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi vouched for a bilateral series between India and Pakistan and Afridi went on to say that this could be bigger than the Ashes.
Shoaib Akhtar Opens Up On His Experience In India
“India is a great place, the people are amazing. Never did I feel that they want any animosity or any type of war with Pakistan. But, when I went to their TVs etc. it feels as if war will happen tomorrow. I have travelled extensively across India, have seen the country very closely, I can say today, India is dying to work with Pakistan. India’s path of progress goes through Pakistan, I am convinced,” Akhtar said during a chat show.
He also went on to add that owing to the coronavirus pandemic, IPL will take a toll and India will incur heavy loss.
“I hope India do not incur this loss and I hope they prosper, but it is all happening which is unfortunate,” he went on to add.
Watch Shoaib Akhtar’s comments here:
Shoaib Akhtar Is Furious With The Outbreak Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
“The biggest reason for anger is PSL… Cricket returned to Pakistan after so many years, the PSL was happening in our country for the first time now even that is at risk. The foreign players are leaving, it will take place behind closed doors,” said Akhtar on his Youtube channel.
All the English players playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have been called back immediately and the tournament now faces a high chance of being postponed.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to postpone the Karachi ODI and Test scheduled to take place against Bangladesh.
PCB on Monday said it had in consultation with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (PCB) decided to postpone the upcoming One-off One-Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date.