The great Inzamam-Ul-Haq called for the resumption of bilateral tournaments between India and Pakistan, claiming that the series of arch-rivals was followed by more than The ashes.
The former skipper of Pakistan believes that the cricket ties between the two cricket-obsessed nations will be very useful for both teams. His comments come weeks after the cancellation of this year’s Asian Cup due to the threat of COVID-19.
The tournament, which was originally scheduled for September 2020, was moved to June 2021 before being scrapped amid a relentless pandemic.
“The Indo-Pakistani series was followed much more than The Ashes and people fully enjoyed every moment. To improve the game and the players, it is important to have the Asian Cup, as well as a bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” Inzamam said in an interview. for Sportstar.
“Every competition is important. In our time, the Asian Cup was a tournament in which the best teams would compete. The more you play high quality cricket, the more you develop your skills.
“For example, if India played Pakistan, players would be excited to make every effort because they know the importance and intensity of these matches. This not only helps the player to grow, but also helps him win the appreciation of the fans. I think it’s important to have such tournaments, “he added.
More than the cricket rivalry between the two nations, competitiveness attracts fans around the world. Inzamam also describes the India-Pakistan series as a great opportunity for young people to “choose the brains” of players like Sachin Tendulkar or Sourav Ganguly.
“When we played against each other, it was a great feeling. In these two-sided series, it was also an opportunity for young cricketers to learn something or two from adult players. Whether it’s Sachin Tendulkar or Sourav Ganguly or Mohammad Azharuddin or Javed Miandad, the youngsters could just come up to them and take their brains in. It was a fantastic opportunity to improve a person’s game.
“The rivalry on the field was intense, but at the end of the day the players respected each other and shared friendly relations. Mary to bari kwaiish hain ke ye che do dobara shuru ho jayin (I wish this [India-Pakistan series] resumes) “, said the former skipper of Pakistan.