Misbah ul Haq
Misbah ul Haq toured India in 2007 as a member of the Pakistan team.Reuters

The current diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan is such that the two countries cannot even think of playing cricket after the Uri terror attack. And BCCI president Anurag Thakur, realising the situation, has already ruled out India-Pakistan series in the near future, but the Men in Green Test skipper Misbah Ul Haq wants cricket and politics to be kept separate.

Misbah, 42, made his Test debut in 2001, and has only played three Test matches against India. The right-hander has never led for Pakistan against India in a Test match.

India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2007, where Misbah was at his menacing best. The right-hander scored two huge centuries in the three-match Test series then, though India won the home series.

Younis Khan was the captain during the series. Like any other captain, Misbah also wants to lead his Test team against India.

"As a player I would like to play against India. I would want to captain our side against them. But unless politics is kept away from cricket than there can't be a resumption of bilateral ties," the Press Trust of India quoted Misbah as saying.

Looking at the current situation after the Uri attack, the diplomatic ties between the two countries have become cold, and the discussions about a possible series will only open when relations improve. So, India and Pakistan will only be limited to ICC events.

The India-Pakistan series came to a close last year, with Pakistan Cricket Board pushing the Board of Control for Cricket in India, but the series eventually failed to take shape.

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