Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had recently proposed an idea of India and Pakistan playing a three-match series to generate funds to fight this pandemic. The idea had mostly received negative feedback for playing a cricket match in these testing times is likely to degrade the situation.
Sunil Gavaskar’s reply on Indo – Pakistan series
One of the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar gave his comment regarding Shoaib Akhtar’s idea of bi-lateral series.
Earlier Kapil Dev speaks against Shoaib Akhtar’s India-Pakistan series proposal to raise funds for COVID-19 pandemic.
Gavaskar said that snowfall in Lahore may be possible but a bilateral series between India and Pakistan cannot be played in present circumstances. “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” Gavaskar had told former Pakistan batsman Rameez Raja on his Youtube channel.
“Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seems unlikely right now,” he added.
However, just like Akhtar answered Kapil Dev, the Rawalpindi Express responded to Gavaskar saying, “Well Sunny bhai, we did have snowfall in Lahore last year 🙂 So nothing is impossible.”
Well Sunny bhai, we did have a snowfall in Lahore last year 🙂
So nothing is impossible. pic.twitter.com/CwbEGBc45N
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 14, 2020
BCCI’s donation on COVID relief fund
Furthermore, Dev pointed out BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) donating a whopping INR 51 crore towards the PM Cares Fund and how playing cricket in the near future will involve great risks for both the players and the spectators.
The deadly novel corona virus has affected more than 20,84,000 peoples with a death count to more than 1,34,000. This also add a good news where peoples nearly 5,15,000 has been recovered from this corona virus.