Miandad also said that the gentleman's game cannot have an end in Pakistan beside pointing out that the country's cricket has improved in the recent past."They haven't played against us since the last 10 years, so what? Has our cricket gone down? no we have done well. The Champions Trophy win is an example. Cricket cannot die in Pakistan. We have also survived without international cricket at home since 2009."
Significantly, arch-rivals India and Pakistan have not clashed in any bilateral series since 2012 owing to political tensions between the government of the two countries.