Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that India and Pakistan should start playing against each other yet again for the “betterment” of cricket.
Recalling his playing days, the former Pakistan skipper highlighted that a series involving star players from both countries was an opportunity for young players to pick the brains of seniors.
Inzamam also asserted that the popularity of India-Pakistan games was more than Ashes during his heydays.
“India-Pakistan series was followed much more than the Ashes and people thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment. For the betterment of the game and the players, it is important to have the Asia Cup and also bilateral series between the two sides,” Inzamam was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
“When we would play against each other, it was a great feeling. In those bilateral series, it was also an opportunity for the young cricketers to learn a thing or two from the senior players. That was a fantastic opportunity to improve one’s game,” the 51-year-old added.
The two teams haven’t come face-to-face in bilateral series since 2012-13 when Pakistan visited India to play two T20Is and three One-Day Internationals.