Pakistan’s wicketkeeping batter Mohammad Rizwan believes that despite the wants of Pakistani and Indian cricketers, they cannot play cricket together due to the political differences between the two countries. Notably, the arch-rivals have not met in any bilateral or tri-series since 2012. People now only see Pak vs Ind matches during the ICC and ACC events. Although the demands and will are bigger, but no initiative has been executed to make the fans’ dreams come true.
Rizwan, one of the greatest batters of modern-day cricket, while talking to the media said that players from both countries have an urge to play against each other. But, they are forced by the circumstances which do not provide them with any chance to do so. They last encountered the Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in which Pakistan thrashed India by 10-wicket.
“The cricketers from Pakistan and India want to play against each other, but the state-level affairs are not in the control of players,”
Notably, Rizwan has recently been seen playing with his Indian counterpart Cheteshwar Pujara for Sussex Club in the County Cricket. The duo was involved in a brilliant 154-run stand for the sixth wicket in their match for Sussex against Durham. Talking about the Indian cricketer, Rizwan narrated,
“I had discussions with Pujara regarding cricket and learned a lot of things from him. We are no different as players, we are one cricketing family. Pujara is a very nice guy. I really admire his concentration and focus. I believe Younis Khan, Fawad Alam, and Che Pujara are three players I rate very highly in this regard,”
Notably, Rizwan will be in action in the upcoming ODI home series versus the West Indies. The Pak vs WI series will see three matches to be played on 8th, 10th, and 12th June at Multan Cricket Stadium.
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