Pulwama Attack: 'India must not play against Pakistan in world cup'
New Delhi : In the wake of Pulwama attack, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday said that India must not play against Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup.
“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 told Aaj Tak. “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.”
Harbhajan Singh also suggested that India must end all-kind of relationships with the neighbouring nation.
On possible encounter with Pakistan in the semi-finals and finals, Harbhajan Singh said, “We are too small to discuss what needs to be done - there are big people sitting in power who can take a call. What happens if we have to play Pakistan in the semi-final or final? There’s plenty of time for June-July. The people in power will need what to do. But nobody can harm India. What happened in Pulwama is tragic. We are safe today only because of our defence forces.”
“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 no go to waste,” Harbhajan added.