Yuvraj, Afridi want India-Pakistan bilateral series
While there is hardly any chance for India and Pakistan to come together for a bilateral series anytime soon, former all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi believe it will be good for cricket if the two neighbouring countries play each other.
Though both Yuvraj and Afridi retired from cricket, they still play franchise cricket, and were at the Expo 2020 Dubai cricket tournament final.
There Afridi made it clear that he wants Pakistan and India to resume their bilateral cricketing ties, and even said that their bilateral sieries will be bigger than the Ashes between England and Australia.
“I think, if India and Pakistan were to have a series, it will be something bigger than the Ashes. However, we don’t seem to get it. We are letting politics get in the way of people’s love for this sport and their wish to come together,” said the former Pakistan captain.
“I think we need to put a few things behind us as well and so does India. We need to sit down together at a table and talk things out,” he added.
Meanwhile India’s World Cup 2011 winning hero Yuvraj also echoed same sentiments, saying that although the developments are not in their hands, he would like to see more of India vs Pakistan game as it will be better for cricket.
“I remember playing against Pakistan in 2004, 2006 and 2008 in bilateral series. These days yeah, there has not been enough of that. But these things are not in our hands. We play cricket for the love of the sport. We cannot choose which country to play against ourselves. But what I can say is that the more India v Pakistan cricket there is, the better it is for the sport.”