No cricket between India, Pakistan is very depressing: Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar has expressed disappointment over lack of cricket matches between India and Pakistan.

Updated: Feb 04, 2016, 09:14 AM IST
No cricket between India, Pakistan is very depressing: Shoaib Akhtar

New Delhi: Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar has expressed disappointment over lack of cricket matches between India and Pakistan.

Speaking to The Times of India, Rawalpindi Express said that since there's not much cricket happening between the two neighbouring countries, the current generation is missing out on this unique rivalry.

"It's very depressing that there's not been much cricket between India and Pakistan, not as much as it should ideally be. I've always felt that every now and then we should find an opportunity to play each other. Generations of cricketers from both countries have experienced this rivalry, the pressure that comes with it, and have matured as cricketers. This generation is missing out on the beauty of that rivalry," Akhtar told TOI.

Akhtar, who despite retirement, remains to be the world's fastest bowler, further said that he was looking forward to the Asia Cup where fans will get to see the much-awaited clash between India and Pakistan.

"A youngster like Mohammed Amir could learn so much bowling to this Indian top-order. In fact, that's something I'm really looking forward to when the Asia Cup begins. And of course, there's the World T20 game to look forward to," he said.

India has not played a full bilateral Test series with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.