Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq wants to play with India despite deteriorating relationship

first_imgPakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that politics has to be kept out of cricket if people want resumption of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan. (Pakistan sponsor of terrorism, no question of playing cricket with them: Anurag Thakur)”As a player I would like to play against India. I would want to captain our side against them. But unless politics is kept away from cricket, there can’t be a resumption of bilateral ties,” Misbah said.India have not played a bilateral Test series against Pakistan since 2007. (Terrorism an issue: Sourav Ganguly backs BCCI’s decision to not play cricket with Pakistan)Misbah said Pakistan had always pushed for resumption of bilateral ties but unfortunately the response from India has not been the same.BCCI President Anurag Thakur recently said there was no question of playing against Pakistan after 18 Indian soldiers died in a terror attack in Uri. Thakur’s comments have not gone down well with Pakistan cricket fans and former players.(With PTI inputs)last_img

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