Rishi Kapoor wishes for inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL 2017

Rishi Kapoor wishes for inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL 2017

Lahore (Web Desk): Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor on Tuesday posted on Twitter saying that Pakistani players must be considered for the 10 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

The actor tweeted regarding the inclusion of Pakistani players, prior to the beginning of IPL 2017.

Rishi in his tweet said, “IPL. You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players. Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain. Please!”

The actor urged authorities to invite players from Pakistan to participate in IPL. He praised the existence of foreign players and debut of Afghanistan in IPL.

Many responded with hostile comments at his tweet, yet still, Rishi's effort to endorse peace between India and Pakistan can be admired.

No Pakistani cricketer has featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after its inaugural season in 2008.

The following Pakistani players participated in the debut season of IPL:

Shoaib Malik      Delhi Daredevils

Shahid Afridi     Deccan Chargers

Kamran Akmal   Rajasthan Royals

Umar Gul  Kolkata Knight Riders

Younis Khan      Rajasthan Royals

M Asif       Delhi Daredevils

M Hafeez   Kolkata Knight Riders

Misbah ul Haq    Royal Challengers Bangalore

Shoaib Akhtar    Kolkata Knight Riders

Salman Butt        Kolkata Knight Riders

Sohail Tanvir     Rajasthan Royals

The subsequent season (IPL 2), all eleven Pakistani players were barred and withdrawn from their franchise teams, and none have participated since.