We can’t tolerate it any longer: Yuzvendra Chahal after Pulwama attack
The leg-spinner further said that the situation is not bearable anymore, clearly expressing his anger over Pakistan's repeated acts of terrorism.
Updated - Feb 19, 2019 10:17 pm
The aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack continues to elevate tension in the cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. The bilateral ties between the two countries were already suspended and the recent attack has deteriorated it further. Over 40 Indian paramilitary troops were martyred on Thursday when an explosive-laden SUV rammed into the CRPF convoy in Pulwama. Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility for the attack.
Ever since there has been an outrage in India towards Pakistan with the general public calling for the boycott of the country in all sectors. Cricket has also not remained behind and has done all it could to show its protest to the attack. Last week, the Cricket Club of India had covered the portrait of former Pakistan captain Imran Khan before PCA stadium in Mohali removed all the photos of the Pakistani cricketers. On Sunday, the IMG-Reliance pulled out of its deal to produce television coverage of the Pakistan Super League worldwide. DSport, the television channel showing the PSL in India, has also stopped its coverage.
There are also calls of boycotting Pakistan in the upcoming ICC World Cup with the likes of Harbhajan Singh, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla and former BCCI secretary opining in its favour. Unsurprisingly, there is huge doubt over the clash now which is scheduled to take place on June 16 in Manchester. The latest to speak on the topic is India spin star, Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg-spinner, on his part, does not know what the future holds but has boldly said that it is high time to give Pakistan a befitting reply.
“The decision to play the World Cup match against Pakistan has to be taken by the BCCI and the government. One or two players cannot decide but I think it is high time and we need to take strong action against the perpetrators of terrorism,” Chahal told Sports Tak.
The leg-spinner further said that the situation is not bearable anymore, clearly expressing his anger over Pakistan’s repeated acts of terrorism.
“This should settle once and for all. We can’t tolerate it any longer. Every three months we get to hear about our jawans losing their lives to terrorism and we can’t keep waiting for things to happen. We have to make things happen and we should settle this face to face, even if that means aar paar ki ladaai (fight on the battlefield),” he added.
Chahal, meanwhile, is currently gearing up for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against Australia, scheduled to start on February 24.