Younis Khan Looks Forward For Resumption Of India and Pakistan Cricket Series

Younis Khan says he wants India and Pakistan to resume playing with each other because both countries' teams are the giants of 5-day matches. He is of the opinion that India and Pakistan should put to one side their stressed relations when it comes to resume sports activities between the two neighbors.

Younis Khan was talking to media in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. He said it's his wish to play a Test-Match in Pakistan against India as well as all against top international cricket teams. He said both neighbor countries are two giant of cricket among which one is at number-one while another on number-two. Therefore, they should forget whatever the recent situation is between the two countries and should play cricket because Indians and Pakistani want to see them playing together for once again.

The legendary cricketer has played test matches with Indian team at their home ground in 2007.He thinks whenever Pakistani team play in India, a huge crowd does come to watch the matches with perfect interest and it gets good promotions in the area as well. So, it must be played and played frequently. It was the last test match played between Pakistan and India 9 years ago in 2007. The further cricket ties were called off in the wake of Mumbai blasts in 2008 and India as usual accused Pakistani militants of the attacks.

In the period of December 2012-January 2013, Pakistani team had a tour to India for short series but it didn't work to perk up full cricket ties that also included test matches. And despite several calls for continuation of series from Pakistan, the Indian cricket board has repeatedly snubbed it in the wake of current landscape of both countries' relations.

On the other hand, the PCB wants India to peruse its vow of organizing six series that were slated to take place between the period of 2015 to 2023 as per the Memorandum of Understanding that was mutually agreed and signed two years back in 2014 but was subject to clearance from Indian government. According to the MoU, both countries were due to host series in last two years in their home grounds but the latest scenario suggests the immediate cricket between the arc rivals has no immediate future which according to many cricketers including Younis Khan, think is terrible.

At the moment, Pakistan and India seem to be coming very close to war after the condition between two countries became worst following the terrorist attacks in Indian military in Occupied Kashmir for which Indian government blamed Jaish Mohammed (militants based in Pakistan).

The 38-year-old batsman is back to Pakistani team to participate in the second Test match which will be played against West Indies from October 21, 2016. Younis missed the first Test in Dubai due to his illness as he was hospitalized for the treatment of dengue fever.

Younis Khan stands at number one position among Pakistani batsmen with 9,456 runs score in test matches and experts are hoping he will get to 10,000 runs in coming series. However, Younis says he never goes after the records and believes in performance only.