NEW DELHI: Former fast bowler and World Cup hero of Pakistan, express disappointment over the absence of Indian cricketers in the upcoming South Africa T20 Global League.
“There is traditional rivalry between the two countries when it comes to cricket. Matches between India and Pakistan, along with Ashes can lift Test cricket,” said Javed, quoted Hindustan Times.
Aaqib, known for his record setting seven-wicket haul against India at Sharjah in 1991, says he is longing for the revival of India-Pakistan cricket and call the governments of both side to ‘keep sports aside of’ politics.
“The governments should keep sport aside of political tension and let fans relish top-class cricket. Imagine how big the next India and Pakistan match would be after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. The ICC should look into this and push the Indian Board to show some relaxation.” He added.
“Imagine if India visited Pakistan or Pakistan went to India for a Test Series, it would be legendary. It is sad that sport is dragged into political issues,” said Aaqib.