Indian team needs Sachin Tendulkar for another year: Waqar Younis

Zaheer Khan and Sachin Tendulkar

On the Indian Premier League, Wasim said, "I have nothing against the IPL but when you are earning three crore per season, then why would one play Test matches and bowl for 30 overs."

Asked about the favourites for the upcoming series starting December 25 with a T20 in Bangalore, all the former captains uninimously agreed that whoever handles the pressure, will win.

"The pressure is a great equaliser. It's all about handling the pressure," said former Pakistan skipper, Imran Khan, from the audience.

"I think India has the edge in leadership and in terms of current form," said Ganguly.

Wasim said that apart from the home advantage, India have a superior batting line-up.

"...but Pakistan have a solid bowling line-up. It's going to be a battloe between bat and bowl. But I am going with 60:40 in favour of India."

Kapil said that earlier matches between India and Pakistan were a matter of life and death as no one wants to lose to his estranged brothers.

"It has changed now and for me, may the best team wins in the upcoming series."

On the proposal to christen an Indo-Pak series in the name of Kapil and Imran, BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla said from the audience that the BCCI will discuss the idea at its next Working Committee meeting.

"We will discuss it and let you know. It's for the first time that I have been suggested this idea," he said.

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