Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has blamed the Indian government for not allowing the cricket series to be held between India and Pakistan. These comments have come after Afridi’s former teammate Shoaib Akhtar had proposed the scheduling of India-Pakistan cricket matches to revive the financial condition during the coronavirus pandemic.
Afridi accused the Modi government of spreading negativity and said that Pakistan always wants to play cricket with India; it is not possible at the current moment.
“We want to play against India, but it’s difficult in this situation because of the Modi Government as there is negativity coming from them. Pakistan has always been positive, but India also has to take a positive step towards us,” Shahid Afridi said as quoted by PakPassion.
Afridi put forward the suggestions of Akhtar and stated that the cricket matches would bring the two countries together. He also pointed out that it would be a challenge to organise the games.
“Relations with India should be better as cricket has always brought Pakistan & India closer. I agree with Shoaib Akhtar, we should have matches, but it’ll be a big challenge to organise as we don’t know where they’d be held or if India wants to play,” added Afridi.
Due to the political tension between both the nation, they don’t play any bilateral cricketing series. Both the countries were last involved in an ODI series back in 2012. Since then they have met each other only in ICC tournaments.