Sarfaraz was quoted by CricTracker as saying, “Of course, there is this thing that people from India and Pakistan are quite passionate about Cricket and have loads of love for the game. I have personally seen that there is a good friendship between Pakistani and Indian players.”
The wicketkeeper-batsman narrated how the gamers of the 2 groups used to take a seat collectively and eat throughout 2007 and 2008 excursions. Sarfaraz mentioned he hopes the cricketing ties between the 2 nations resume within the close to future.
“When I had gone to India in 2007. Besides, when India came to Pakistan in 2008, I have even seen scenes when I have also seen players from both countries sit together and eat. But now, unfortunately, it is a scenario where-in we are not able to play matches, but I hope the situation improves and India and Pakistan are able to play cricket the way they used to,” the previous Pakistan captain claimed.
Sarfaraz went on saying that the followers’ expectations from their respective groups are excessive every time India and Pakistan conflict.
“You very well know how India and Pakistan matches are. No matter what kind of match it is, whether it is a bilateral series or any tournament people from both sides get all excited. At the Asia Cup, I had met Shikhar Dhawan in a program in Dubai and we both felt the same way. For us, we want to win against India, for them, they want to win against Pakistan. The public’s expectation is there to win against India. So that feeling was quite an outstanding one,” Sarfaraz defined.
Pakistan blanked favourites India within the 2017 Champions Trophy last beneath the management of Sarfaraz was the primary ocassion after a number of once they defeated Indians in a giant match. Sarfaraz admitted that he would always remember that day.
“After an extremely long time, in a big event, Pakistan won against India which was a strong team after a very long time in a major tournament. So, everyone in Pakistan was very happy. For me, and even for my family members, 18th June was a date to remember for life. Absolutely, no one can forget,” he mentioned.
When requested to select a greater cricketer between MS Dhoni or Adam Gilchrist, Sarfaraz selected the previous India captain.
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