India's forthcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan has been shifted out of Islamabad owing to security reasons and will now be played at a neutral venue. India haven't faced Pakistan in a Davis Cup tie since 2006.
The unavailability of several India's regular players for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Islamabad in November, including Mahesh Bhupathi, means that Leander Paes might feature as the playing captain in the squad.
'Anil Khanna has enjoyed the rift between Leander and me as no other. He has re-defined the term divide and rule and at this year’s Olympics, used Leander's shoulder to fire the gun against me multiple times'
'We have a common friend. He set us up together. I didn't have a partner last minute, and Mary doesn't normally play mixed. But, you know, I would say divine intervention, she wanted to play mixed this fortnight.'