Former Pakistan player Javed Miandad has once again made a comeback against India. He has made a commentary which, reading or hearing, will not leave 140 crore Indians burning in their heads. He has said that Pakistan should not travel to India for this year’s ODI World Cup 2023 and other matches until the Board of Control for Cricket in India sends its team to their country.
What did Miandad say?
According to the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 draft schedule, Pakistan is scheduled to face India on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, 66-year-old Pakistani captain Javed Miandad feels that now it is India’s turn to tour Pakistan. “Pakistan visited India in 2012 and 2016 as well and now it is the turn of Indians to come here,” he said.
Speaking further, he said, “If I had to decide, I would never have gone to India to play any match. Not even in the World Cup. We are ready to play with them, but they never react like that.” Miandad said, “Pakistan cricket is big. We are still producing good players. So I don’t think it makes any difference if we don’t go to India.”
‘Sports should not be brought into politics’
India last toured Pakistan in 2008 for the 50-over Asia Cup. Since then the bilateral cricket relationship has ended due to political tension in both the countries. According to Miandad, sports should not be brought into politics. He said, “I have always said that one cannot choose one’s neighbour, so it is better to cooperate with one another. I always say that cricket is a game that brings people together and can remove misunderstandings and grievances between countries.”
Miandad unhappy with ‘this’ decision
Miandad made this comment after Pakistan had to accept the decision to share the hosting of the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. It was decided that the Indian team will play all the matches in Sri Lanka. Miandad is unhappy with this decision. He said, “It was being said that they will not send their team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup once. So, now is the time that we should also take a strong stand.”
Meanwhile, Miandad’s statement has created a stir across the country and fans are showering reactions. On the other hand, the Asia Cup 2023 tournament will start from August 31. Also, the final match of the season will be held on September 17. (Pakistani former cricketer Javed Miandad doesn’t want Pakistan to tour India for world cup 2023)
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