Every cricket enthusiast will agree that nothing can beat the excitement of India-Pakistan match. While the match is on, people glue themselves to their television sets.
Indian cricketers also couldn’t resist themselves from updating their fans about the scores. Recently Zaheer Khan actively updated scores of Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan match. Amidst all this excitement Shahid Afridi the former captain of Pakistan team has some serious requests to make for the Indian Government.
He has requested Indian govt to soften its stance and resume bilateral cricket series with the neighboring country Pakistan as he feels this will reduce the tension between the two countries.
In a column for the ICC, Afridi wrote, “I really hope that we see resumption of bilateral cricket between the two countries and would request the Indian cricket board and the Indian government to soften their stance,”
He further wrote, “Having captained Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semi- final at Mohali, I know the importance of the game and how it brings the two nations to a standstill while underlining the message of peace and tolerance for each other.”
“Cricket can be an actual source of bringing the two nations together and reducing the tensions,” he added.
Talking about the sunday match he said, “The unpredictability and never-say-die spirit of Pakistan cricket is here for all of us to celebrate again as we all await with bated breaths for what promises to be an epic clash at The Oval in London,”
For the Sunday’s match, the former captain Shahid Afridi has advised the current captain Sarfraz to take all the decisions without any fear.
“The feisty wicket-keeper batsman is still learning the art of captaincy, yet has grown in stature as a leader in every game in this tournament. My advice to Sarfraz for the final is simple – take all decisions wholeheartedly and without any fear whatsoever,” he said.
Shahid Afridi considers Indian team’s batting their biggest strength and a threat for the Pakistani team.
“Virat Kohli’s team has already proved its credentials as the best batting unit in the tournament. Its top-order is in great nick and it has a powerful trio of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya in the middle-order,” he said. “