India and Pakistan matches should restart – Usman Khawaja
Australia batter Usman Khawaja misses watching India vs Pakistan matches in bilateral series. The two countries have stopped playing series due to political tensions. The last time the two teams came face to face was in 2012-13 when the Men in Green had visited India for a three-match ODI series.
There is no time frame for the resumption of bilateral matches between India and Pakistan. The two cricket boards have no problem but the decision lies with the governments.
Khawaja, who lived in Pakistan for more than a decade, said that his parents used to watch the two teams taking on each other. He also hates the fact that India and Pakistan have stopped playing against each other apart from the World Cups and Asia Cup.
“The thing I miss most about international cricket and I know growing up watching my parents watch with, my dad watching cricket, it’s the India vs Pakistan matches. I absolutely hate the fact that it doesn’t happen anymore. I think it’s the biggest thing that cricket is missing and it’ll be such an amazing thing if we can get those two countries to play again,” Usman Khawaja said on his YouTube channel.
The southpaw has discussed the cricketing relations between India and Pakistan with ICC and Cricket Australia.
“It’s something I’ve been pushing with the ICC. I’ve had chats with the people at the ICC about this. I’ve had chats with Cricket Australia about this. I think it’s the one thing that can bring the two countries together.”