The Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar, was applauded with the height of criticism by several Indian cricketers on presenting his idea for Indo-Pak bilateral series to raise Coronavirus funds. Shahid Afridi, the leg-spinner and star hitman from the middle overs, has taken a dig at Indian racist government of Modi as a savage to his friend Akhtar saying that Pakistan has taken positive steps towards India and now this is India’s responsibility to one take one positive step which is difficult amid Modi’s government.
The political tensions among both the nations have killed the joy of cricket for both cricket-loving nations. Fans always crave for Indo-Pak series. It has been years since the arch-rivals faced each other in bilateral series. They came face to face only in ICC events since 2012-13. The hatred shall stay limited to political aspects which have been their part since the birth of both countries. Involving the hate in the game has destroyed the spirit of the game and the fans see each other as enemies. All people want is more fight.
Despite Pakistan taking positive steps raising the hand towards friendship, Modi’s racist government declined the friendly invitations. Shahid Afridi in his statement clearly took a dig at India’s government and said,
“We want to play against India, but it’s difficult in this situation because of the Modi Government as there is negativity coming from them. Pakistan has always been positive but India also has to take a positive step towards us,” Shahid Afridi said as quoted by PakPassion.
“Relations with India should be better as cricket has always brought Pakistan & India closer. I agree with Shoaib Akhtar, we should have matches but it’ll be a big challenge to organize as we don’t know where they’d be held or if India wants to play,” he added.