An interview of former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is very much discussed. Afridi, popularly known as ‘Lala’ has interacted with ‘Cricket Pakistan’. Afridi has said this during the Pakistan Super League franchise T20 tournament. In this interview, Lala gave his opinion on the possibility of cricket between India and Pakistan. Afridi said,
As long as it is Modi, I do not think that there will be any response from India. We understood Modi’s thinking You can only go towards negativity with their thinking. Our relations with each other can get spoiled, due to just one person. I do not know how Modi benefits from this
Afridi is part of the Multan Sultan in the fifth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The fifth season of PSL has started on February 20. International cricket was not happening in Pakistan since the attack on Sri Lankan team in 2009. Last year, the Sri Lankan team toured Pakistan. With this, international cricket started again in Pakistan. 10 years later.
IPL benefits Indian cricket
Talking about the franchise league, Afridi said that in such tournaments, new boys get a chance. Financials are also strong. New children get a chance to play in front of the big crowd. He said about the Indian Premier League that the Indian team has benefited a lot from this league. Afridi said,
I always say one thing about what has benefited India. It is from IPL. Whatever his child plays in such a big crowd and when he plays for India, there is no pressure for him. Dressing rooms are shared with all the big names. So these are all things that new children should take advantage of.
🗣 “I think the IPL turned around Indian cricket.”
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has credited the success of Indian cricket to the Indian Premier League.
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India-Pakistan cricket relations
After the 26/11 Mumbai attack, there was a huge breach in cricketing relations between the two countries. After 2008, the Indian team has not visited Pakistan. In 2012, Pakistan’s team came to India to play the ODI series. After that, no bilateral series has been played between the two countries.
After the 2012 series, the two countries have clashed against each other in only ICC and ACC tournaments. The last clash between the two countries took place in the 2019 World Cup. India had named this match by 89 runs. After the Pulwama attack in February 2019, India had demanded a ban on Pakistan from the World Cup.