Pakistan’s ever dynamic and lively T20 captain Shahid Afridi is pleased about the resumption of the Indo-Pak cricketing ties. The dashing all rounder recently said that the resumption of the much loved rivalry was beneficial to the sport as a whole. Afridi, also went on to say that it would be very nice of India to tour Pakistan itself for a series. The hard hitting all rounder though, said that he was willing to play against India anywhere, be it Sri Lanka or UAE.
“I think cricket should go on between Pakistan and India because it creates good contacts. Wherever or whenever, cricket should go on,” said Afridi recently. “ Cricket should go on, it develops good relations and public from both sides want to watch the game,” said Afridi. “It should be separate from politics, both teams should always be ready.” Afridi said Pakistanis will be happy if India tour their country.”
“It will be a matter of great happiness if India comes to Pakistan in this difficult time, support Pakistan and play there,” Afridi added. “When the board gives us security, the government gives us security then we can go for the World Twenty20,” said Afridi about the T20 World Cup next year in, meant to be played in India.
“We have gone to India under worse situations,” said Afridi. “It depends on who takes that pressure but we never felt any pressure going there and playing in India because we get a lot of love and affection there and they want us to play,” concluded Afridi.