Former Pakistan Opener Imran Nazir makes a huge claim that the Indian team is afraid of losing against the Men in green if they play on Pakistan soil and feels pointing to security as a reason is just a cover-up by the Indian management. Earlier BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated India will not tour Pakistan owing to security reasons.
Imran Nazir, who played eight Tests, 79 ODIs, and 25 T20Is for Pakistan, said the Indian team is scared to tour Pakistan as they have a possibility of losing against arch-rivals in their back-yards and also claimed they simply making security an excuse for their visit citing other International teams touring Pakistan frequently. England and New Zealand recently tour Pakistan for the test series and ODI series.
“There is no security reason. Just look at how many teams have been to Pakistan. Forget A teams, even Australia visited. These are all just cover-ups. The truth is that India won’t come to Pakistan [for Asia Cup] because they are afraid of losing. Security is just an excuse. Come and play cricket. When you start playing politics, there is no way back,” Imran Nazir said on Nadir Ali Podcast.
The last time, India toured Pakistan in 2006 was under the leadership of present Indian Coach Rahul Dravid, where Pakistan won the three-match test series 1-0 and followed by the 5 match ODI series in which India came back to take the series 4-1 in Pakistan. The last bilateral series between the two sides happened during 2012/13 after which the two teams met only during the ICC events.
Imran Nazir, who gave the Indian team a slight scare in the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup final scoring a quick 14-ball 33 runs before being run out in an unfortunate manner by Robin Uthappa said they are always a big hype around India vs Pakistan matches as it gives different vibes altogether and added every cricket fans wish to watch them play frequently.
“People want to watch India vs Pakistan games because there is a different level of excitement to it. The entire world knows it. Even we as cricketers feel that for cricket to reach every corner of the world, India-Pakistan matches need to happen. We used to play so much cricket. They are such a balanced tea but India cannot tolerate losing. It’s a game; you’ll win some, you’ll lose some,” Imran Nazir added
According to reports, Pakistan is likely to remain the host of Asia Cup 2023 but it seems like India will play its matches at a separate overseas venue. The six-nation Asia Cup, which will be played in a 50-over format during September this year, has grouped India and Pakistan with a qualifier.
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