‘I will request Modi sahab to let cricket happen between both countries’: Shahid Afridi
“What can we do if we want to befriend someone and he does not talk to us? There is no doubt that the BCCI is a very strong board, but when you are strong, you have more responsibility.
You don’t try to make more enemies, you need to make friends. When you make more friends, you become stronger,” Afridi said.
When asked if he believes the PCB (the Pakistan Cricket Board) is weak, Afridi said, “I would not say weak, but some answers came from the front (BCCI) as well”.
Afridi felt that cricket is the best diplomacy and both the teams should strengthen each other. He still has cordial relationships with the Indian players.
In a long interaction, Afridi kept on pressing to ‘spread the love’. He recalled during the 2005 series, when Indian cricketers went out, no one used to take money from them.
The legendary big hitting allrounder said that Pakistan doesn’t have any security concerns as many international teams have safely toured in recent times.
The bilateral cricketing ties between the two nations hasn’t resumed post Mumbai 2008 terrorist attack;
The teams have only met in a multi-nation tournament since then. Afridi said both the boards should have a discussion on a regular basis.