Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, has stated that India’s players are eager to play against Pakistan.
Rizwan and India’s Cheteshwar Pujara played for Sussex in the English County Championship. The 30-year-old added that he and Pujara discussed what Indian players believe about playing alongside their neighbours.
Pakistan and India only play each other in ICC competitions and haven’t played a bilateral series in nearly a decade.
“The cricketers from Pakistan and India want to play against each other,” Rizwan told the reporters before the practise session on Thursday. “But state-level affairs are not in the hands of players.”
Meanwhile, Rizwan stated that he had learned a lot from Pujara, praising his level of focus and concentration during the game.
Rizwan, on the other side, spoke about the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies. He made it clear that blaming Multan’s heat would be an excuse.
“It would be an excuse, but the weather is uncontrollable, and it may rain at any time. We’ve been playing in hot weather since U19 cricket; this isn’t a concern because our players’ fitness has always been excellent “He went on to say.