Till Modi's in power, Indo-Pak relation can't improve, says Afridi

Lahore, Feb 25 (IANS): Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thinking is "inclined towards negativity" and till the time he is in power in India, the relationship between the two hostile Asian neighbours cannot improve.

"Till Modi is in power, I don't think we will get any response from India. We have all, including Indians, understood the way Modi thinks. His thinking is inclined towards negativity," Afridi said in an interview to Cricket Pakistan when asked if bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan can resume.

"Relationship between India and Pakistan has been damaged because of one person only. And that is not what we want."

"People from either side of the border want to travel to each other's country. I don't understand what Modi wants to do and what his agenda really is," he added.

The two teams meet sporadically in multi-nation tournaments but have not played a bilateral series since 2013 when Pakistan travelled to India for a three-match ODI series.

India's last visit to Pakistan was in 2006 during Rahul Dravid's tenure as captain.

Ever since the 2008 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the two cricket powerhouses only face each other during ICC tournaments.


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  • sohaib mohd, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    I think Afridi has lost it.. Like his fellow country men. He is talking about relationship between India and that crazy country, where they dont have anything called law & order?????
    We in India might have some issues with our government or any laws which has been passed. People are protesting against the law. Mr. Modi isand will always be highly respected and is our PM.
    Frankly speaking he has no right to comment negative about Our Honorary Prime Minister Mr. Modi.
    Better if people like him from pakistan first sort their country issues with terrorism and crises and other many problems they are going through and then let them share their words of wisdom to anyone else.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    So be it. We don't care.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    Afridi must be looking for a JNU admission after hearing about the life long freebies that you get there. I think he must be in his early 20's still...

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    Before Modi,Pakistan troubled lot to India
    Now they cant do anything
    Thats why he is Barking

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    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    we both got indepndence in 1947..Congress ruled most..Modi came in 2014..what the hell both Govts doing prior to 2014. 50-60 years not enough to improve relation!!..we have nothing to do wth pakistan..nothing to loose..YOU NEED US MORE THAN WE..

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    Ask your Imran Niazi to stop cross border terrorism and improve standard of living in Pakistan.
    Its time you wanted ' Normal Relations " with us.We had given you back stabbers enough chance to improve.
    Look at the state of your cricketers,cricket grounds due to Indias refusal to play with you....You are in dire straits on all fronts...
    You have the gall to blame our PM ! The world knows that you piss in your pants because of him !
    Tell your story to someone else ! We Indians care two hoots for your analysis...
    Nonsense fellow.

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  • John Melwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    Infact, I too dont support many of the policies of Mr. Modi. But to deal with Pakisthan, Mr. Modi is the right person.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    After all what do we expect from improved Indo-pal relations?
    cricket matches????

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