Former England captain Michael Atherton says that there is least possibility of a bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan and according to him it is 'very embarrassing'. India and Pakistan teams have been playing all ICC multi-nation tournaments against each other, but since 2012-13, both teams have not played a bilateral cricket series even once. The two teams played the last bilateral Test series in 2007-08, when Pakistan toured India.
He said, "They seem far away from playing with each other, which is a shame because it will be an item that will give a lot of boost to Test cricket."
The last two Asian teams had met each other in the 2019 World Cup when Virat Kohli captained Indian Team who beat Pakistan. Atherton said, "The match between India and Pakistan is unbelievable and we have seen it at Old Trafford in the World Cup last year". He also said, "I think 600,000 applications were received for this match and 25000 tickets were sold."