The former Pakistani cricketer and a prominent name from commentary panel, Ramiz Raja, agrees for an idea of Indo-Pak bilateral series and wants fans to promote this idea as well by cheering up for a series between arch-rivals.
It seems to Ramiz Raja that cricket is a game of spirit and the game among two cricket-loving nations with political conflicts among them from years might reduce the friction. Last time when India and Pakistan faced each other in a bilateral series was 2012-13. Since then, they have faced each other in mega ICC events only.
“I don’t know why there is unwanted pressure in cricket. Through cricket, we can learn and understand each other. We need to take a chance. I am ready for an India-Pakistan series,” Raja said.
He rewinds the time when Team India toured Pakistan back in 2004 for a series and when the fans from both sides sat together promoting relevant sides. It can be one of the finest ways to reduce tensions and to promote love and affection amongst them.
“We need to take baby steps. In the 2019 World Cup, the India-Pakistan match was a high point. The broadcasters, administrators need the India-Pakistan match. Fans need to push for the matches to be organized in a neutral venue,” he added.
Recently, Shoaib Akhtar, the fastest of all the bowlers, presented an idea to hold a three-match ODI series among India and Pakistan on account of raising COVID-19 funds. He got humiliated by several Indian cricketing bodies however, many Pakistani seem to be in the favor of holding the series; not for raising funds but, to reduce friction and heat or hate between both nations.