Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams Indian government, says atmosphere is terrible under current regime

Aug 17, 1:07:22 PM

1992 World Cup-winner and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a not so subtle dig at the India government, stating that the atmosphere would be terrible to host a bilateral series between the two nations under the current regime 

He cited the example of India’s 2005 tour, where the visitors beat Pakistan by a 4-1 margin in the ODI series. Imran said the spectators didn’t hold any grudges and instead showered their support for the Men in Blue.

“When India came to Pakistan in 2005, again the governments were trying to get close. I never thought I would see on a cricket ground what happened. Pakistan lost to India in Pakistan and the crowds cheered the Indian team. Great atmosphere." Imran Khan said on the Out Of Exile documentary on Sky Sports

According to the 67-year-old, the rivalry between the countries was on a whole different level. The thrill, pressure and tension summed up the competitiveness of the two sides. The two sides haven’t featured in a bilateral series since 2012.

MS Dhoni-led India hosted the tourists in a series of 3 ODIs and two T20Is in 2012. However, the teams have regularly faced each other at ICC events.

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