Shoaib Akhtar proposes India vs Pakistan series in a bid to raise funds amidst Coronavirus Outbreak



Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the world economy has come to a standstill. Nearly all the sporting events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s former cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar has proposed a three-match India-Pakistan series in a bid to raise funds in fighting COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Pakistan cricketer said that the two teams can have a closed-door three-match ODI series, which can help generate a lot of revenue for both the nations.

In this time of crisis, I want to propose a three-match series in which for the first time, the people of neither country would be upset at the outcome of the games,” Akhtar said.

If Virat (Kohli) scores a hundred, we will be happy, if Babar scores a hundred, you will be happy. Both teams will be winners irrespective of whatever happens on the field,” he said.

Although, chances of conducting the series are little to none as the two nations have not played a bilateral series since 2007. India and Pakistan play each other only in ICC events and Asia Cup.

India vs Pakistan

The last time India played against Pakistan was in 2019 World Cup match in a league game, where India beat their arch-rival by 89 runs. Rohit Sharma played a brilliant 140-run knock off just 113 deliveries and took home the man of the match award.

India-Pakistan cricket rivalry has been one of the greatest rivalries in sports. The two nations have produced some scintillating contests. The two nations have played 59 tests, 132 ODIs and 9 T20s between each other. Pakistan have a better record in ODIs and Tests, while India have been a force to reckon with in the shortest format of the game.