India and Pakistan haven’t played with each other in a bilateral series for over eight years. Their cricketing rivalry has recently been relegated to ICC competitions. Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq believes the two countries should restart playing with each other. Claiming that an India-Pakistan match used to be more popular than the Ashes. During an interview with Sportstar, Inzamam stated that “It is important to have a bilateral series between India and Pakistan for the advancement of the game.”
“India-Pakistan series was followed much more than the Ashes and people thoroughly enjoyed every moment. For the betterment of the game and the players, it is important to have the Asia Cup and also bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” Inzamam was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
The former Pakistan captain recalled how a series including elite players from both countries used to be an occasion for kids to pick the brains of seniors.
Inzamam said, “It was a fantastic feeling to play against each other. It was also an opportunity for the young cricketers to learn from the veteran players during such bilateral series. The youths might just approach Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin, or Javed Miandad and pick their brains. That was an incredible chance to develop one’s game.”