The Pakistan test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has raised a surprising demand as he has expressed his desire to lead Pakistan cricket team against India in a Test match and also hopes to resume cricket ties with India, “As a player, I would like to play against India. I would want to captain our side against them. But unless politics is kept away from cricket than there can’t be a resumption of bilateral ties,” said Misbah.
The Test captain of Pakistan cricket team has now led his country in Test cricket for six years now but is to appear in a Test match against India. Both India and Pakistan last played a Test match in the year 2007. Since then, there have both are yet to engage in days cricket ties.
Though both the countries have been regular competitors in ICC events but a bilateral series last happened in the year 2012/13 when Pakistan travelled to India to play 3 One day games.
Since then there have been no bilateral ties between two countries.
A bilateral series looks nowhere close as of now the BCCI president have clearly sent out a clear message to Pakistan that India is not going to play any series with them, “There are no tests or bilateral matches scheduled for this year with Pakistan and the question of playing against Pakistan today does not arise,” Thakur said.
“We have defeated Pakistan in three wars and all the world cup cricket matches.
“We can still maul Pakistan. But it is important to isolate it globally,” concluded Anurag Thakur.
It is a clear indication by BCCI president that India will never indulge in any ties with a terrorist country like Pakistan.
This has come as a major jolt to hopes of Misbah Ul Haq hopes who dreams to lead his team against India in a Test match.