India and Pakistan, the two of the most cricket crazy nations have not been in such good terms for the past few years, not just for cricketing reasons but due to political tension that’s happening between the two nations. So it is quite obvious that the fans of these two nations are always ready to bite at each other’s ears.
Indian and Pakistani cricketers enjoy tremendous fan base in their respective countries and outside as well. To keep up their fan base these cricketers from these two South East Asian countries are keeping themselves available in social media platforms like twitter and instagram to keep their fans updated.
In one such interaction by the Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, one of his Pakistani fan asked him why he was not replying to the queries of his Pakistani fans. To which Ashwin replied that most of the questions raised by Pakistani’s are either driven out of hatred or are messages that aims to spread hatred and negativity. He added that we can move past that and he will be answering the queries of Pakistani fans if those are not driven out of hatred.
Ashwin is one among many cricketers that came into the international arena during the peak tension period between India and Pakistan. And hence he hasn’t been able to tour Pakistan for bilateral series. Whereas people like Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble, who were there leaders of Indian spin attack much like what Ashwin is now have enjoyed tremendous success in Pakistan soil.
Many of the former players who have enjoyed the hospitality of both nations are calling to restart the India Pakistan bilateral series. But with the ongoing tensions between two nations, it just doesn’t seem to be happening any near time soon.
The two neighbouring countries last played in a bilateral series in 2012 when India hosted Pakistan for two T20s and three ODIs.