Waqar Younis wants Gautam Gambhir, Shahid Afridi to end their long-standing feud
Pakistan’s legendary pacer and current bowling coach, Waqar Younis, has advised Pakistan’s former all-rounder Shahid Afridi and India’s former opening batsman Gautam Gambhir to calm down and end their long-standing feud.
The 48-year-old believed that the rivalry had been raging for a long time and it was time for both cricketers to allow better sense to prevail.
“The banter between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi has been going on for a while now. I think they both got to be smart, sensible, and calm down. It has been going on for way too long. My advice to them is to maybe catch up somewhere around the world and talk it out if you cannot really calm it down,” said Younis on “Q20”, a unique chat show presented by ‘GloFans’.
The former speedster claimed that most people want Pakistan and India to play against each other while adding that it would be the biggest hit of the world.
“If you go and ask people of both the countries on whether Pakistan and India should play each other, everyone, around 95% of them will agree, that cricket between these two should be played. Be it ‘Imran-Kapil Series’ or ‘Independence Series’ or whatever name we give to it, I think that it would be the biggest hit of the world. I think Pakistan India should play, and should play regularly to avoid depriving cricket lovers of India and Pakistan,” he said.
Younis predicted that Pakistan and India will resume bilateral cricket ties in the next few years.
“I do see Pakistan and India playing bilateral series. I am not sure where though, but I hope it will be either in Pakistan or in India. You don’t want to see them playing in some other country because that’s where you want to see them. You want to see them playing in their own countries. But I definitely say that in the next few years, I would say, Pakistan India will be playing,” he concluded.