India Should Avoid Playing Pakistan in the WC: Harbhajan Singh

India are scheduled to play Pakistan in Manchester on June 16 in the World Cup.

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File photo of Harbhajan Singh.

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh believes India shouldn’t play Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup in England the wake of the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama, where over 40 CRPF jawans lost their life. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The veteran off-spinner feels there would be nothing to worry about if India decides to forfeit the match against Pakistan in Manchester on June 16, as they have a strong unit to win rest of their matches.

“India should not play Pakistan in the world Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan.”
Harbhajan Singh to Aaj Tak news channel

Harbhajan said India shouldn’t play Pakistan at any sporting event or keep any kind of relation with them.

“This is a difficult time. The attack that has happened, it was unbelievable and it’s very wrong. Strict action will surely be taken by the government. When it comes to cricket, I don’t think we should have any relations with them otherwise they will keep treating us like this,” he added.

“I don’t think India should play the World Cup match against Pakistan. Country comes first and we are all standing behind our country. Cricket or hockey or sports, it should be kept aside because this is a huge thing and repeatedly our soldiers are killed. We should stand with our country. Cricket or hockey or any sport, we don’t need to play with them.”
Harbhajan Singh

The Punjab cricketer stressed on the fact that cricket and sports can surely wait till Pakistan mend their way.

“We should not keep any kind of ties with Pakistan: we are powerful enough to feed the world on our own. Cricket, sports is not as important. We stand with every member of the defence force. Their sacrifices should not go to waste.”
Harbhajan Singh

India are scheduled to play Pakistan in Manchester on June 16 in the World Cup.

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