Former national captain Shahid Afridi has said that cricket between Pakistan and India is very important, Cricket Pakistan reported today.
Talking to media personnel at an event in Karachi, the 44-year-old said that politics should be kept away from sports.
“Cricket between Pakistan and India is very important,” he said. “Sports should be kept away from politics. Relations between the two countries can improve because of cricket.”
Afridi added that players from the neighbouring country enjoy visiting Pakistan. “I have said this before as well, Indian cricketers enjoy coming to Pakistan. You can improve relationships through sports but if you don’t want to improve them then they will remain the same way,” he concluded.
Pakistan and India last played a match in June 2019 during the One-Day International World Cup in England.
The bi-lateral cricket ties between the two countries, however, have been at a halt due to political differences. They last participated in bi-lateral cricket in 2013 when India hosted Pakistan for an ODI and T20I series.