India-Pakistan T20 World Cup clash ‘ought to be reconsidered’


Pakistan skipper Babar Azam after scoring a century (Left) and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Photo: AFP
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam after scoring a century (Left) and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Photo: AFP

As the high-octane India vs Pakistan clash attracts close to, some voices from throughout the border need the match to be cancelled or “reconsidered”. 

India’s Union Minister Giriraj Singh cited latest tensions in occupied Kashmir, saying that the match ought to be reconsidered as relations between the 2 nations usually are not good.

India’s Punjab Minister Pargat Singh had stated the identical just a few days earlier, saying that the match ought to be cancelled as a result of the scenario on the border is “not ideal”.

“India vs Pakistan match in T20 World Cup shouldn’t be held because the situation at the border isn’t ideal and both the countries are currently going through a stressful period,” he stated.

He stated it was of the utmost significance that “we have to guard humanity and not do anything that may end up putting further stress on the relationship between the two countries.”

Earlier, Indian skipper Virat Kohli spoke about India’s clashes in opposition to Pakistan, including that he had “always approached this game as just another game of cricket”.

Commenting on the costly tickets, the Indian skipper had acknowledged the hype created for this explicit match.

“There is a lot of hype created around this game more so with ticket sales and the demands of tickets and right now, the value of those tickets is ridiculously high,” he had stated, including that it’s all that he is aware of.

“My friends are asking me whether there are tickets left, right and centre, and me saying no. It’s probably the only change that I experience from any other game,” he had stated, in a reply to a query whether or not the India-Pakistan encounter is the highest sport for an Indian in a World Cup.

However, the star cricketer didn’t deny the truth that the general buzz is totally different.

“Yes, the environment is different on the outside from the fans’ perspective, it is definitely louder, definitely more excitement in the air,” he stated, including that aside from that, from the gamers’ perspective, “we stay as professional as we can and always approach this game in the most normal way possible.”

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