Ex-Pakistan player Rashid Latif has attempted to end his tiff with Virender Sehwag through a YouTube video after the duo were caught in a war of words all through the Champions Trophy. The wicketkeeper congratulated Pakistan on their victory but also had kind words for India over their performance.
After Pakistan crushed India by 180 runs to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy title on Sunday, Latif decided to end his war of words with Sehwag in a calm manner.
Speaking of Pakistan’s win, the former skipper said, "Would like to congratulate Pakistan cricket team for the massive victory. There is no answer to this win. It is itself a big reply. India and Pakistan should play together as Asia is the biggest market for the world. Tournaments like Ashes or any other tournaments are not big than India-Pakistan matches.”
Latif also batted for bilateral series between all Asian countries between India and Pakistan.
"We have Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan. These are the teams which dominate in
The whole issue kicked-off when Sehwag used the following tweet to celebrate India’s win over Pakistan in the opening encounter of Group B on June 4.
Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 4, 2017
Latif responded to the Tweet by posting a video wherein he was seen using derogatory language against the former Indian opener.
However, speaking of Sehwag in his latest video, the 48-year old said, “Nobody is anyone’s father or son. Everybody loves cricket. Where did the father-son relation come from? This was something you guys started and we would like to put an end to it”.
“This is a gesture from Pakistan. I would wait for a gesture from India, either from Sehwag, or Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor (who too has been in the wars with Pakistani fans). We respect India and we expect the same from our
Finally, Latif concluded the video by heaping praise on Virat Kohli and his team for their performance in the tournament.
"We lost in one match and now India lost in the final. This is a part of cricket and this happens in sports. I would like to congratulate Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya. Jadeja, Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh. Harbhajan Singh has helped Pakistan a lot in the past."
You can watch Latif's latest video here:
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