They have a right to pull out: Shoaib Akhtar on India’s bid to boycott Pakistan at 2019 World Cup

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar condemned the terror attack on CRPF jawans’ convoy at Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama and also suggested that Team India has full right to back out from the World Cup match against Pakistan, which is scheduled to be held in England and Wales. Akhtar, in a conversation with a Pakistani news channel, said, “They have a right to pull out. Their country was attacked and hence the decision. You cannot argue on that.”

Akhtar also pointed out that BCCI has expressed their willingness of playing series against Pakistan but their government has refused every time. He also urged that India and Pakistan should start playing bilateral series’ as it would give them a chance to earn maximum money. Akhtar, like another former captain Shahid Afridi, stood by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s words and urged to keep politics away from sports.

Former Indian cricketers including Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh and Azharuddin are in favour of forfeiting India’s clash against Pakistan scheduled for June 16.

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