Younis Khan calls for resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral series with strong message for BCCI and PCB

Younis Khan

Former Pakistani batsman Younis Khan wants India and Pakistan to play more matches against each other in the future. India and Pakistan recently faced each other in the group stages of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

The match turned out to be a thriller with India winning by 6 runs. At one stage, it looked like Pakistan was going to have a good time, but the Indian bowlers had other ideas. Led by Jasprit Bumrah, the bowlers put up an impressive display and left Pakistan at a disadvantage.

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Younis Khan bets on more India-Pakistan matches in future

Younis Khan is currently playing in the World Legends Championship (WCL) 2024, which is being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham. India and Pakistan met on Saturday (July 6), where Pakistan beat India by 68 runs.

After the match, Younis Khan was asked to speak about the possibility of having more matches between India and Pakistan in the near future. Younis responded by saying that there should be more matches between India and Pakistan so that the pressure on the players would be less. He also cited the example of when in his time India and Pakistan played regularly and the pressure was less on both teams.

“We are playing every match like a normal match. As a captain, I don’t care who the opponent is. The media exaggerates such things and when I came on the field today, it felt like I was playing an international match in my life. So, it is good that there are matches between India and Pakistan. Such matches should be a regular occurrence,” Younis said after the WCL match between India and Pakistan.

“We used to play India regularly when we were players, so we had less pressure. Now, when our young team plays in the World Cup or any ICC event, the pressure is more. In my opinion, the series should be held so that there is less pressure and players can use their skills more during the match,” Younis added.

Pakistan champions defeated Indian champions in a one-sided encounter

As for the WCL match, Pakistan posted an impressive score of 243-4 in 20 overs. Pakistan’s top three – Kamran Akmal, Sharjeel Khan and Sohaib Maqsood – scored impressive half-centuries to take their team to an impressive total.

In reply, India were reduced to just 175-9 in 20 overs. Suresh Raina scored the only half-century for India with 52 off 40 balls. Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa also contributed with brief cameos, but India fell far short of the target.

With this victory, the Pakistani champions moved to the top of the points table with three wins from as many matches. Meanwhile, the Indian champions are in third place in the table with two wins and one loss.