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Mohammad Amir has said that India captain Virat Kohli and opening batsman Rohit Sharma would be welcomed with open arms if they were to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Many international players participated in this year’s PSL, but Amir hopes that Indian cricketers will join the list in the future.
With that being said, Amir admitted that it would be great to see Pakistan players featuring in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
However, given the political tension between the two countries, the chances of that happening soon are slim at best.
“We have always said, as players, that cricket, or any other sport, and politics should be kept separate,” Amir told Cricket Pakistan. “I love challenges like bowling to top-notch batsmen and it would have been great to bowl to them [Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma].
“Be it the IPL or PSL, it would be beneficial for players, from Pakistan and India, playing in these competitions in terms of exposure and quality of cricket.”
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since the latter toured India for two Twenty20 Internationals and three ODIs from December 2012 to January 2013.
Since then, the two arch-rivals have only clashed at major cricket events like the World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.