Shoaib Akhtar Optimistic of India-Pakistan Bilateral Series Next Month

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | 0


Amid all the off-putting talks going on around the revival of India-Pakistan ties, former speedster Shoaib Akhtar is optimistic of the neighboring countries resuming their bilateral relationship next month.

Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had agreed upon a bilateral series in UAE. However, the BCCI is pondering over pulling out due to political reasons, following which the PCB has threatened to skip the next year’s T20I World Cup in India.

However, Akhtar is hopeful of resurgence in the relationship between two countries, as he expects the proposed series to run as per schedule in December.

“There have been ups and down in relations between India and Pakistan. It has been a roller-coaster,” the 40-year-old told PTI (via DNA).

“Eventually we will come to the point when we will sit together, put our hands together and work things out. Hopefully, this series will take place. I am sure Pakistan and India will play this year.”

Notably, India and Pakistan have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2008.

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