Harbhajan Singh, former Indian off-spinner, had called for the complete boycott of China in the wake of the ongoing border tensions between the two countries.
India and China engaged in a violent standoff in the Galwan Valley region across the LAC, in which 20 brave hearts attained martyrdom.
The Indian army fought valiant and killed/injured as many as 43 Chinese troops. Following the violent standoff, both countries continue to hold military-level talks and the situation is deemed as normal now.
Following the skirmish, there have been nationwide protests for a complete boycott of China.
‘I am with all those who say Chinese products should be banned’- Harbhajan Singh
Lambasting China, Harbhajan Singh called for self-reliance, while assuring his fans that he wouldn’t be endorsing any Chinese products in the future.
“If we want to be self-reliant, the boycott is probably the right thing. Everything can be made in India. We have a lot of capabilities. If we want to ban Chinese goods, we should. If they are attacking India and our soldier brothers, then ban their goods. Why should their country run via our money? I am with all those who say Chinese products should be banned,” Harbhajan Singh told Sportstar.
“Many people point out that celebrities endorse many products; I can assure you, I won’t be among them. In the absence of Chinese sponsors, there could be many others. We have to decide whether the IPL is bigger or the brand. IPL doesn’t need any brand, IPL in itself is a big brand,” Harbhajan Singh added.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] has also taken cognizance of the matter and have convened an Indian Premier League governing council meeting next week to review the title sponsorship deal with Vivo and its other sponsors like Paytm and Dream11, both of whom have a minority stake from China.
“Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals,” the official IPL Twitter handle posted last night.