Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has made some big statement on India vs Pakistan bilateral matches. It is to be noted that the biggest rivalry in cricket is only confined to ICC events and their is still fight between the two nations to get back cricket. The former cricketer who currently featured in the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters, took his team to lift the title on Monday night (March 20) in Doha. However, he made some key points to share when it comes to cricket between India and Pakistan.
On Monday (March), Shahid Afridi spoke how the Indian cricket board should show “more responsibility” to normalise the relationship between the two cricketing nations. While adding that he will request the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “let cricket happen”, he emphasised on the fact that the BCCI is a “very strong board”.
“I will request Modi sahab to let cricket happen between both countries,” Afridi said while talking on the sidelines of LLC Masters in Doha. “What can we do if we want to befriend someone and he does not talk to us? There is no doubt that the BCCI is a very strong board, but when you are strong, you have more responsibility. You don’t try to make more enemies, you need to make friends,” Afridi further adding while talking on the subject.
The two nations haven't played in a bilateral series post 2008 Mumbai attack , but have met in only ICC and multi-nation tournaments, like the Asia Cup. While the BCCI is in support of the Asia Cup 2023 being held out of Pakistan at a neutral venue, the PCB-led by Najam Sethi is currently stern to host the event in the country.
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