The India vs Pakistan Cricket World Cup 2019 match is scheduled to be held on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester.
However, following the Pulwama attack on February 14, in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed, there is a growing call for India to boycott their World Cup game against Pakistan. Harbhajan Singh is the latest to have his say on the matter and according to India’s spin star “country comes first” and Team India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup.
“There is no need for any relations with Pakistan, let alone cricket,” said Harbhajan Singh.
“Don’t play the World Cup match with Pakistan on June 16 — country comes first for all of us and we are all standing with our forces,” added the 38-year-old, who played his last Test in 2015 but is still an Indian Premier League (IPL) regular.
“Pakistan has been promoting cross-border terrorism and this attack was unbelievably shocking,” said Harbhajan Singh, whose 417 Test wickets are the second highest for an off-spinner. Pakistan has denied any role in the attack.