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Pak should not follow India with 'begging bowl': Afridi

Published: Saturday, December 20, 2008, 10:42 [IST]
 
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India's decision disastrous for cricket: Afridi

Karachi: Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has urged not to get disappointed as India is not only team in the world to play cricket as there are many other teams who are willing to tour Pakistan.

“Pakistan or we could play in their place, so we need not to follow particular team with begging bowl," Afridi said.

He called India decision of not sending their cricket team to Pakistan for the scheduled next year tour, disastrous for cricket.

“India verdict gave a negative impression to the world," Afridi told reporters at National Stadium, Karachi.

Afridi said Pakistan Cricket Board has toiled hard to assure the India series but the only disappointed came in our way.

He further said, since we had played in India under much worst condition when we were threatened not to tour India but we always tried to give a “message of peace" through cricket.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Sports Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani while commenting on cancellation of Pak India Cricket Series, said India should have visited Pakistan, as there is conducive atmosphere for playing cricket.

The Minister said sports should not be linked with politics, adding both the countries could ease tension through sports activities.

ANI

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