Yet another stalwart player makes his voice on the games between India and Pakistan. The former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin believes that the country comes first than any other. Meanwhile, he also thinks that India should decide quickly whether to play Pakistan in the game of cricket not only in ICC events but also in bilateral series.

Recently, Harbhajan Singh called to stop the game between India and Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, Azharuddin added that he strongly agrees to Harbhajan Singh in the matter of putting the country first rather than the sport.

Harbhajan Singh, Australia vs India 2018
Harbhajan Singh (Photo credit – Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

If We are not playing in bilateral series, we should not play anywhere – Mohammad Azharuddin

The former skipper of Indian National Cricket Team quoted that India should not play Pakistan anywhere if they are not willing to play them in a bilateral series. Further, he went on to add asking the respective boards of India and Pakistan to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

“If we are not playing Pakistan in bilateral series, we should not play them anywhere. I agree with Harbhajan. The World Cup cannot be bigger than the country,” he was quoted as saying by India Today. 

Mohammad Azharuddin, Rishabh Pant, ICC World Cup 2019
Mohammad Azharuddin (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images )

“There was tension…there was the war on. We were scared the spectators would start fighting. When we won, the soldiers celebrated. If you play Pakistan, play everywhere. Otherwise, don’t play them anywhere. ICC and BCCI should resolve this quickly,” said Azharuddin.

Well, Mohammad Azharuddin has got a valid point in his kitty. If BCCI doesn’t want to play Pakistan in a bilateral series, they shouldn’t play them anywhere that include ICC events or Asia events.

With a lot of mass people calling for a war against Pakistan, things are going to get complicated in the near future. Coming to the schedule, India will lock horns against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford on June 16th.