New Delhi. Pakistan wicketkeeper batsman Mohammed Rizwan (Muhammad Rizwan) says that the cricketers of India and Pakistan (India vs Pakistan Bilateral Series) want to play bilaterally against each other but the political matters of both the countries are not under the control of the players. The cricket teams of India and Pakistan last met in a bilateral series in January 2013. Then the Pakistan team toured India. The two teams have not met in a bilateral series in Tests since the 2007–08 season. Although during this time there was a demand from Pakistan to play bilateral series between the two teams from time to time, but India refused every time.
Meanwhile, both the teams have been facing each other in the ICC tournaments, which includes the World Cup and Asia Cup tournaments. The Pakistan team is currently preparing to play a limited over home series against the West Indies. Talking to the media ahead of the ODI series against the Windies, Mohammad Rizwan said, “The cricketers of Pakistan and India want to play against each other, but the political matters of both the countries are not under the control of the players.”
Pujara and Rizwan played for Sussex in the county
Mohammad Rizwan and Indian Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara have recently returned from playing the County Championship in England. Both were part of the same team in the county ie Sussex. During this, both spent a lot of time with each other and talked about their game. Rizwan is no longer tired of praising Pujara. Rizwan says that Pujara’s dedication towards this game is amazing.
‘I learned a lot from Cheteshwar Pujara’
Pujara had shown excellent form in the county, after which he has returned to Team India. Pujara and Rizwan also played an important partnership in a match for Sussex. According to Rizwan, ‘I had a discussion about cricket with Pujara and I learned a lot from him. As players, we are no different. We are from the same cricket family. He is a very wonderful person. I am really impressed by his focus and dedication on the game. Pakistan team will play ODI series against West Indies at their home in Multan from June 8.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 03, 2022, 10:47 IST