Shoaib Akhtar's proposal from the India-Pakistan series is a comical statement: Rajeev Shukla
NEW DELHI: Commenting on Pakistan's former sprinter Shoaib Akhtar The proposal to hold a series between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the fight against coronavirus pandemic, ex Indian Premier League (IPL) president Rajeev Shukla Thursday he called the pacemaker's statement comical.
Shoaib Akhtar is a jolly and moody man everyone knows. Time by time he keeps giving such suggestions and ideas. At this stage, if he is talking about a cricket match between India and Pakistan to raise funds to help both the countries. So, I feel it is a matter of fun. We are not even able to organize IPL, who will come to watch that match who will allow players to come and play, Shukla told ANI.
India-Pakistan does not play in bilateral series, who will organize this match in this current situation of the country is not good and in your country the situation is even worse, so how can a match happen, so I feel that this statement is funny, added.
The two nations have not played any bilateral series with each other since 2007. They have only played each other in the ICC events and Asian Cup.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all the sporting activities across the globe have been put on halt. Most of the tournaments are either postponed or stand canceled.
On Wednesday, Akhtar proposed a three-match series between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
I want India and Pakistan to play a series. I want it to happen without crowds, only the broadcast unit should be there and matches should be televised, three ODI or T20I should be played. I cannot understand why it is a bad idea, Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
As both countries are under blockade, Akhtar also suggested that the series be played in isolation and behind closed doors, where only broadcast channel staff will participate.