Speaking on a Sky Sports documentary, former captain Khan, who can also be the patron-in-chief of the nation’s cricket board, mentioned it won’t be conducive to play bilerateral cricket at current.
“I just think playing cricket in this atmosphere with India with the sort of government they have in power, I would say it would be a terrible atmosphere to play bilateral cricket in,” he mentioned.
India and Pakistan haven’t performed a bilateral Test sequence since 2008 after the Mumbai terror assaults although Pakistan did undertake a brief tour to India within the winter of 2012 to play white ball cricket.
Khan, who was captain when Pakistan gained the 1992 World Cup, recalled that he had performed two sequence in India in 1979 and in 1987 and the ambiance had been good for cricket between the 2 international locations then.
“They had been huge crowds and the governments had been additionally making an attempt to take away boundaries and are available shut and it meant the ambiance on the sector was nice with the crowds appreciating each groups for good cricket in 1979,” Khan mentioned.
“But in 1987 when I captained Pakistan to India the atmosphere was not very good and there was a lot of hostility from the crowds as well because there were tensions between the two governments.”
Khan mentioned when India made a tour of Pakistan in 2005, his group misplaced and the gang cheered the visiting aspect.
The PM additionally made it clear that the Indo-Pakistan sequence was an even bigger cricket contest than even the Ashes.
“I think obviously the Ashes series has its importance but nothing can match a Indo-Pakistan bilateral series because it is played in a different league and the atmosphere is filled with tension, pressure and enjoyment.”
He famous that in an Indo-Pakistan sequence performers grew to become heroes and those that didn’t do properly got here beneath stress. Khan additionally considers Test matches as the most effective type of cricket however mentioned he was fascinated by the number of strokes in T20 cricket.
“I am fascinated by T20 cricket and the variety of shots that are played in this format. I see the final five overs of a match as the best time to watch proceedings. If it’s a close game, it’s quite fun to watch. As a connoisseur of cricket, but obviously belonging to the old school, for me Test cricket remains the ultimate competition in cricket.”
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