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Rohit Sharma comments on playing India vs Pakistan bilateral Test series
By SMCS - Apr 18, 2024 5:20 pm
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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma backed the idea of playing a bilateral Test series against their arch-rivals Pakistan. Notably, the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is famous in the world of sports and is often considered similar to the Ashes rivalry between England and Australia.

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India vs Pakistan

On the podcast “Club Prairie Fire,” former England captain Michael Vaughan asked Rohit Sharma: “Don’t you think India playing Pakistan regularly will be fantastic for Test cricket?” To which he replied: “I totally believe that! They are a good team. Last test match played between India and Pakistan was way back I think in 2006 or 2008 (2007), where Wasim Jaffar got a double hundred in Kolkata.”

However, India and Pakistan last played a bilateral Test series way back in 2007 when Pakistan travelled to India and lost 1-0 as well. The two teams have not played bilateral cricket since 2012-13 and play only in multi-nation tournaments, including the ICC World Cups and Asia Cup tournaments as well.

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India beats Pakistan

“I would love to. At the end of the day, we want to be in the contest. I think it will be a great contest between the two sides. We anyway play them in the ICC tournaments. So, it doesn’t even matter. It’s pure cricket that I am looking at. I am not interested in anything else. It’s just pure cricket. A battle between bat and ball. It will be a great contest so why not,” Rohit Sharma concluded.

However, both the arch-rivals will meet at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in New York on June 9 as well.