Indian cricket has come to a standstill in the wake of Coronavirus as all cricketing activity has been suspended since March. While the ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed, the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has also been put on hold indefinitely.
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is hopeful that India-Pakistan cricket ties would resume soon. India have not played a bilateral series with Pakistan for quite sometime in the wake of political tensions among the two nations. The teams have only met at ICC events like the World Cup and the Champions Trophy.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has pulled out of the race for ICC chief, according to a Mumbai Mirror report. The development means that current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stands a greater chance of grabbing the post in case he contests the elections.
India vs Pakistan rivalry is considered among the most intense in world cricket. Although there is a lot of pressure on the two sides, players have often stated that they have enjoyed playing in these encounters the most.
Indian captain Virat Kohli may be rated by many as the best batsman in the world today. He averages over 50 in all three formats of the game with 43 ODI tons and 27 in Tests. Most cricket pundits admit that the 31-year-old has the best chance of breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 international hundreds.