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Dear IPL, Rishi Kapoor Wants Pakistani Cricketers To Play. Seen His Tweet?

Rishi Kapoor tweeted: "My plea is please consider Pakistani players. Phir match hoga!"

  | April 05, 2017 17:31 IST (New Delhi)
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Rishi Kapoor in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Rishi Kapoor wants the organisers to include Pakistani players in IPL
  • Hum bade log hain, tweeted Rishi Kapoor
  • No Pakistani players have played in IPL after 2008
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor requested the organisers of the Indian Premier League to include crickters from Pakistan on their teams. On Tuesday, on the eve of the tenth edition of the series, the 63-year-old actor tweeted: "IPL. You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players. Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain. Please! (sic)" No Pakistani player has played in the Indian Premier League after 2008, the year in which IPL started. Rishi Kapoor recently co-starred with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in Shakun Batra-directed Kapoor And Sons, which was produced by Karan Johar.
Here's what Rishi Kapoor tweeted:
 
Meanwhile, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, cricketers from Afghanistan, will debut in Indian Premier League as part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, whose captain is Australian cricketer David Warner. Their debut match is scheduled for March 5 opposite Virat Kohli-lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
After last year's Uri attacks, relations between India and Pakistan have been tense. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (also starring Fawad Khan) faced opposition from Maharahstra Navnirman Sena's Raj Thackeray. Karan Johar released the film as per schedule only after the filmmaker released a video in which he said that he would "not engage talent from neighboring country given the circumstances."
In January, Raees, starring Pakistani actress Mahira Khan (and Fawad's co-stars of hit show Humsafar), hit a minor roadblock. Shah Rukh Khan, Raees' lead actor, solved the situation by assuring the MNS chief that Mahira will not promote the film in India.
Rishi Kapoor was last seen in Kapoor And Sons also starring Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.

 
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