“Pakistan vs India battle is bigger than Ashes” – Wasim Akram

"The India vs Pakistan contests have produced much talented players" - says Wasim Akram

Story Highlights

  • What Wasim Akram has to say on Paksitan vs India compared to the Ashes
  • Reason behind no cricket between the two nations
  • Pakistan vs India cricket history
  • How Wasim Akram enjoyed his matches against India
  • Importance of Pakistan vs India contest in terms of TV broadcasts

Multan Sultans team director and the bowling coach – Wasim Akram couldn’t forget those memories when he used to play the Pakistan vs India games. In an interview in India, he entailed that playing against India are the crucial moments of his career. The Sultan of Swing claims that the Indo-Pak games have more thrill, twist, and heat than the Ashes (Australia vs England). Pak vs India games has produced a number of talented players in the past. The real talent of the players is tested in these games. So, playing these games is not easy for the players.

Pakistan vs India rivalry is one of the most intense rivalries in the world. The bitter relations between the two countries resulting in the form of Partition back in 1947, and the ultimate Kashmir Conflict gave Pakistan vs India games a status of nail-biting thrillers. Let me remind you that, the mutual series of Pak vs India couldn’t be on the song since 2012. The last limited overs series was hosted in India, and the test series is not yet got his resume since 2007. The main reason behind this cause is the involvement of political disputes between Pakistan and Indian Indian cricket boards.

The former Pakistan Captain says,

” I was lucky to play 3 Pak vs India series. All the games that I played across the border are the prominent part of my career. It feels very recently occured events.”

There are 3 series played between Pakistan & India. India hosted 2 series out of them. Both teams have played 129 matches so far, with Pakistan winning 73 and India pocketed 52 wins.

Pakistan vs India games

Pakistan vs India Background:

First Pakistan vs India series took place in 1951-52 when Pakistan visited his neighbour nation. 1954-55 was the time when India toured Pakistan. owing to two major wars in 1965 and 1971, there was no cricket in 1962 and 1977 between the two nations. Kargil War in 1999 and the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008 also interrupted cricketing ties across the borders.

Importance of India vs Pakistan in terms of TV Broadcasts:

Pakistan vs India cricket games is one of the most watched broadcasts in all over the globe. The 2011 Cricket World Cup semi-final managed to attract an average traffic of nearly 135 million only in India. World Cup opening match back in 2015 between India vs Pakistan engaged 14.8 % TV ratings in India. It took only 12 minutes to sell out the tickets for that match. The T20 World Cup 2016 encounter had 83 million ratings.

The cricketing fans are not been able to enjoy Pakistan vs India thrillers since 2012. Pakistan on the other hand, try to uproot the cricket conflicts but India doesn’t play any positive role regarding this issue. After analyzing the current scenario it predicts that the Pakistan vs India games is too much away to be on song in the future. But, Multan Sultans team Mentor is hoping that the political issues between the two nations be resolved quickly so that the beauty of this game may be resumed.

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