India and Pakistan are set to conflict for the primary time because the Champions Trophy closing final June, after they meet within the Asia Cup recreation in Dubai on September 19.Shoaib Malik, the skilled all-rounder, mentioned the sport can be simply one other common match, and urged his team-mates too to view it in an identical technique to keep away from including further strain.
“The Asia Cup match towards India is only a common match for me,” he mentioned in Lahore on Friday. “When you assume an excessive amount of in regards to the India-Pakistan recreation you then create strain for your self. I’d say that we should always take into account this simply one other recreation and would say the identical to my team-mates.”
Malik, nevertheless, mentioned the sport can be an ideal alternative for kids in his facet, as performances towards India can be famous by many.
“Whoever performs within the match towards India will change into a hero as an enormous variety of folks watches it, so it’s a giant alternative for kids to carry out,” he mentioned.
Malik has performed 266 One-Day Internationals, 103 Twenty20 Internationals and 35 Assessments in a profession that started manner again in 1999, and is barely the second Pakistan participant to have scored 7000 runs and brought 150 wickets in ODIs.
The 36-year-old continues to be an vital a part of Pakistan’s one-day arrange, and as soon as once more confirmed his retirement plans after the 2019 World Cup.
“As I’ve already mentioned, World Cup 2019 will likely be my final worldwide ODI event,” he mentioned.
First Printed: September 8, 2018, 12:08 PM IST