Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, who has extensively traveled in India during his stint as a broadcaster for Star Sports, believes that ‘India is dying to work with Pakistan’ and that its route of progress goes through his nation.
During a chat show for a Pakistani TV channel, the world’s fastest bowler stated that India is a great place to visit, and the Indian people don’t have any animosity with Pakistan, unlike the popular notion which has made citizens from both the countries traditional rivals.
“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 traveled 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 the chat show on Geo TV.
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,” the 44-year-old went on to add.