Former Indian fast bowler S.K. Sreesanth has criticized Shoaib Akhtar’s proposal in which this Pakistani player had said to organize a three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the coronavirus (Kovid-19).
What did Sreesanth say
Sreesanth has said that nothing can happen until the relationship between the two countries improves. Sreesanth said in a live chat on Instagram, ‘Our relations with Pakistan are not good. So India first, health first. Personally, I am not in favor of playing with Pakistan until the relationship between the two countries improves.
Sreesanth was part of the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup. Sreesanth has not played for India since 2011 due to Bain. Let us know that earlier Shoaib Akhtar had talked about playing a three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan to raise money in the wake of Coronavirus epidemic.
Harbhajan Singh gave this statement
Please tell that Harbhajan Singh said on the proposal of Shoaib Akhtar that cricket is the last thing in my mind at this time. I am not even thinking about it. He said that there are many other ways to raise funds. It is not necessary to play a match for this.
Harbhajan Singh said, ‘I don’t think anyone is thinking about cricket or sports at this time. These are quite small things. Life is at stake at this time. Yes, cricket has given us a lot. Whatever I am today is because of cricket, but this is not the time to talk about cricket. How can we help people, I would love to talk about it at this time.
Gavaskar-Kapil also said
Kapil Dev slammed Shoaib Akhtar and said, “We do not need money, and where is it wise to risk life for a cricket match ..?” Kapil Dev said that it is not possible to implement this proposal. Kapil Dev said, ‘He is entitled to express his opinion, but we do not need to raise money. We have enough. Apart from this, Sunil Gavaskar said, “There may be snowfall in Lahore, but in the current situation there cannot be a bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan.”