Karachi: "A series against India from Pakistan`s point of view is always important and since this is a bilateral series after five years it is going to be a challenge for everyone. But the truth is that I am looking forward to it and am very keen to do well," he said.
He said it should be a exciting series since the players of both sides had mutual respect for each other`s abilities.
"I saw that when we played them in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and than in the World T20 Cup in Sri Lanka," Whatmore said.
Pakistan incidentally lost both the games.
He said what was unfortunate that some people try to build up an Indo-Pak series as something different and not cricket.
"But that`s the way it is. We are very keen to play our neighbours and we are looking forward to it very much. It will be an experience, particularly playing in India, where the fans are also very keen to come out and have a look and support their team," he said.