Pakistan had a wonderful series in Sri Lanka recently where they defeated the hosts in all the three formats of the game comprehensively. However, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq feels that they should play their arch-rivals India frequently to learn to perform in pressure situations.
Inzamam also stressed on the fact that not only Pakistan should face India more often, but they should also play other top crickeitng nations, like Australia, England and South Africa. He urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to arrange more such series that will help the team improve its game.
"In the past when we toured countries like Australia or South Africa we struggled but we also got to learn a lot and we learnt to cope with pressure. I think there is no better way for our players to improve and learn to perform under pressure than playing regularly with India," Inzamam told the reporters.
A bilateral series between the two rival nations -- India and Pakistan -- is in the pipeline and is likely to happen this December. Irrespective of the recent strains in relationship between the two neighbours, the former Pakistan skipper has been hopeful about the series.
"Regardless of where we play we should play India on regular basis. We have fallen behind in international cricket in the sense we are not getting tours to the big countries but the PCB now needs to organise more tours to Australia, South Africa and other top cricket nations," Inzamam added.
He also heaped praises on Younis Khan, who he feels is one of the best batsmen in the world and has urged him to continue playing in the longer format of the game so that he becomes the first Pakistani bastman to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
"I have one regret that whenever I look at the list of world's leading scorers I don't see any Pakistani who has scored 10,000 Test runs even I couldn't do it nor Muhammad Yousuf. So I would love to see Younis achieve this target and make 10,000 test runs," Inzamam said.