There has been a debate about India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 tie post the Pulwama attacks. While players like Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh have asked the Indians to boycott the match, legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar want Virat Kohli and men to face Pakistan on the field and defeat them brutally. However, Yesterday Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Shastri said that they would respect the decision of the BCCI and the government. Now ahead of India vs Australia, first T20I which is slated to happen tomorrow, Virat Kohli addressed the press and was asked about the issue. Pulwama Attack: BCCI Fails to Decide on Boycotting Pakistan at ICC World Cup 2019.
The Indian captain mentioned that he would respect the decision of the BCCI and the government. “Our sincere condolences to the families of CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack. We stand by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do. We will go by what the govt & the Board decides, we will respect that,” said Kohli. Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed Says Disappointing to See Cricket Being Targeted After Pulwama Attack.
#WATCH Virat Kohli on Ind Vs Pak in World Cup says, "Our sincere condolences to the families of CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack. We stand by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do." pic.twitter.com/gjyJ9qDxts
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2019
Meanwhile, the BCCI has urged the ICC to snap ties with Pakistan. The Indian cricketing body who wrote to the ICC raised concerns about the safety of the players and the match officials in the upcoming World Cup 2019. The match between India and Pakistan is slated to happen on June 16, 2019, in Manchester. Since 2012-13, the two nations have not played a bilateral series. The two teams play only during the global tournaments.