Wasim hopeful of trouble-free series
Pakistan will meet their arch-rivals in five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s in December and January, their first full series since 2007, but Indian Hindu groups have urged Delhi to cancel and threatened protests
Wasim, one of the sport's greatest ever bowlers and now popular in India as a commentator, said he was hopeful of a trouble-free tour.
“I can’t wait for this tour to happen,” Wasim said. “I am confident that the Indian government will make this tour a happy and safe one for our team because the whole world is waiting for this and want it to be series reviving one.”
Wasim said all threats should act as motivation for both the countries.
Few rivalries in sport are as intense as India and Pakistan on the cricket field, and Wasim said he hoped the men in green would be buoyed by the occasion.
“I use to thrive in an India match,” said Wasim, who helped his side maintain a dominant record over their arch-rivals during the span of his 104 Test and 356 one-day internationals career. “I would not sleep the night before and would plan and most of the time handled the pressure well and came out winner. So it would be important for this Pakistan team to handle the pressure well. If they are scared of losing then they can't win,” he said.
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