Pakistan’s former flamboyant all-rounder, Shahid Afridi wished India Independence Day and hoped for the revival of cricketing ties between the two neighbouring countries.
Shahid Afridi, who has remained in headlines for controversial political comments during his playing days and after getting retired, also hoped for a peaceful and prosperous region.
Happy Independence Day to #India, our neighbors across the border. I sincerely hope that from this year onwards, both Pakistan and India work towards resolving their issues for a better, peaceful and prosperous region where India Pak cricket matches can also be frequently held.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 15, 2018
Pakistan and India have not played a bilateral series since 2012/13. The two boards, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI), signed an MoU at the time of ‘Big Three’ formation for playing six bilateral series from 2015 to 2022.
However, India have breached the signed MoU, citing their government does not allow them to play against Pakistan.
Though, the arch-rivals face each other in multi-nation ICC events including World Cup, Champions Trophy, World T20 and Asia Cup as well.
When the last time two teams locked horns, Pakistan emerged as dominant winners, winning the final of Champions Trophy 2017 final by 180 runs.