Karachi: Pakistan ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has vowed to play aggressive, positive and hard cricket in the upcoming series in India scheduled to be held in the end of December. "Whenever we play India the pressure and tension is different and the only way to overcome the pressure is with aggression and a positive mindset," Misbah told Geo News channel.
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez also said that he was looking forward to the bilateral series not only as player but also as a captain. "Unfortunately we have not been able to play regular bilateral matches with India due to reasons other than cricket. I'm a firm believer that as far as Indo-Pak relations are concerned we need to keep sports and cricket separate from other things because every time something happens it also affects cricket relations," Hafeez said.
Hafeez said he and other players were excited about the tour as it will be happening after five years. "I see this series as a big platform for us as a team to show the world that we are capable of beating anyone anywhere. This present Pakistan team has lot of potential to do well and the upcoming tour offers a great opportunity to show that we are a great cricketing nation."
He also pointed out that Pakistan cricket deserved lot of credit given the problems it had faced in the last three years. "It is to our credit that we have still done so well although the disappointment of not winning the recent World T20 still lingers on," said Hafeez. "As a Pakistani player we all want to play in India and do well against them. The expectations are always high and people from both countries want their teams to win," he added.