Former Pakistan cricket team captain Javed Miandad has appealed for much controversy following his comments about India refusing to travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asian Cup. In response to the position taken at the ACC meeting, Miandad said ‘India can go to hell’ and drew criticism from people from both countries. In a video released on YouTube by the former Pakistani captain, he provided some explanation for his remarks and said India’s non-travel to Pakistan would not affect the host country in any way. He went on to say that cricket relations between the two countries should be fixed as soon as possible and that it would have been a positive message for India to travel for the Asian Cup.
“Do you know what hell means? If you don’t want to play, don’t. We don’t have a problem. Ask Indian cricketers. They will also say that there should be cricket between these two teams in their country. It will benefit both countries,” he said in the video.
“If they think there’s any difference between them (India) not coming to Pakistan, I’ll tell you otherwise. I mean, that’s what I mean. We are independent. Pakistan has produced world-class cricketers as well as hockey players. Everywhere in the world, neighboring countries are playing against each other.”
India and Pakistan last faced off at the 2022 T20 World Cup, where Rohit Sharma & Co. won by four wickets. Miranda said the Indo-Pakistan series is what fans expect and could also help improve bilateral relations. 스포츠토토
“Before we went there and they used to come here. When India came to see the series from Pakistan, there were also many Indians who came to see it. There were no hotels available, and Lahore residents invited them to their homes. It has had a very good effect on bilateral relations.”