Former Pakistani speed-star Shoaib Akhtar expressed his conviction about the highly anticipated Pakistan-India December series, which is due to take place December. However, it is not clear whether the series is going to be held amidst increasing tension between the two neighbours or not.
“There have been ups and down in relations between India and Pakistan. It has been a roller-coaster,” said the former pacer.
“Eventually, we will come to the point where we will sit together, put our hands together and work things out.
“Hopefully, this series will happen. I am sure Pakistan and India will play this year,” added Shoaib.
Shoaib Akhtar appealed authorities of both the sides to sit together to improve their relations.
“I feel that the two great nations sit together, circumstances and situations improve and the next 70 years should be prosperous than how it has been so far,” said Akhtar.
The former aggressive bowler aka Rawalpindi Express said cricket fans from both sides have great regard for players from opposition and just like he has an immense fan following in India, Sachin and other cricketers have a similar love in Pakistan.
“They are not just Indians’ heroes, but they are a Pakistani’s heroes also. There is so much adulation for both nations,” said the former match-winning bowler.
Earlier, from Indian side, Sachin Tendulkar also requested both sides’ governments to use cricket as a means to develop better relations between the two countries.
“Also I think that the relations need to improve. If the governments feel that this is the ideal way to move forward and the (cricket) Boards feel so, I do not see any reason why we should not play,” expressed the greatest Indian batsman of all time.