It is no hidden fact now that former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and former India opener Gautam Gambhir don’t like each other with numerous social media exchanges witnessed between two cricketers over the years.
Now Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket.
Waqar Younis advised the pair to “calm down” in an online chat show. “The banter between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi has been going on for a while now. I think they both got to be smart, sensible, and calm down,” said Waqar.
“It has been going on for way too long. My advice to them is to maybe catch up somewhere around the world and talk it out if you cannot really calm it down.”
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2012-2013.
Waqar, 48, said a cricket series would boost relations between the two countries.
“I think that it would be the biggest hit of the world,” said Waqar.
“I think Pakistan (and) India should play, and should play on a regular basis to avoid depriving cricket lovers.”
Waqar feels that an India-Pakistan bilateral series will take place in the near future but is unsure about where it will be held.
“I do see Pakistan and India playing bilateral series. I am not sure where though, but I hope it will be either in Pakistan or in India. You don’t want to see them playing in some other country because that’s where you want to see them. You want to see them playing in their own countries. But I definitely say that in the next few years, I would say, Pakistan India will be playing,” he said. (with inputs from AFP)