Umar Akmal says that Pakistani players get a lot of respect in India

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Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batter, Umar Akmal has recently given an interview in which he praised India.

The last bilateral series between the two nations was in 2013 when Pakistan toured India. Since then, they play only in ICC and Asia Cup tournaments.

The massive increase in political tensions between the two nations has lessened the chances of bilateral series happening between the two.

Whatever the political scenario between India and Pakistan, players on both sides have always maintained a cordial relationship with each other.

Even fans on both sides are very respectful of each other and always maintain decorum in India-Pakistan clashes.

Moreover, fans look forward to these clashes and the decrease in bilateral series is causing them a lot of pain.

Now, Akmal has recalled his experience of playing against India on the latter’s home soil and says that it has been a wonderful one for him.

He also says that Pakistani players get a lot of respect from Indian fans when they play against India.

Umar Akmal praises Indian fans and shares his experience of playing in India

Says Akmal,

I like playing in India and in Asia. I haven’t played a big series in Pakistan till date and only played in two T20Is in that also I got out for 0.

Umar Akmal has been quite out-of-favor in the Pakistani squad and has not played for them in any format.

Adding further, he says,

Whenever I have played in India, I feel as if I’m playing in my own country. The crowd in India respects both teams; Indian fans love Pakistani players and cheer for them too.

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