Former Indian opener and one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, Virender Sehwag is of the opinion that a cricket match between India and Pakistan is nothing less than war and India should go out and win the war. With this statement, Sehwag indirectly requested the Men in Blue to play Pakistan in the upcoming World and win that contest.
Virender Sehwag who was present during an event reiterated from commenting on whether he intends to join politics. He gave a Sehwag like smile and asked the common people to vote for a leader who is decisive in their actions. However, he refused to take any particular name.
When asked whether India should play Pakistan in the World Cup, Virender Sehwag stated that we should whatever is good for the country. However, in hindsight, Sehwag feels that an India-Pakistan clash is nothing less than war and India should fight the war and win it.
“There are two points which are discussed, whether we should have a war with Pakistan or not (and whether we should play Pakistan). That is also one point that is discussed. We should do whatever is good for the country’s welfare. When India and Pakistan play a match, it is nothing less than a war. We should win the war, not lose it,” Virender Sehwag was quoted as saying to reporters during an event in Goa.
Sehwag, when asked if he wants to join politics jokingly, said that he has always relied on contracts and whichever party gives him a good contract can hire him.
“I have always worked on contract. Right from Ranji to the IPL (Indian Premier League), whichever party gives me a good contract, I will join. The contract should not be less than Rs 100 crore,” he said jokingly.
Ever since the Pulwama attack on the CRPF Jawans which killed around 40, there has been widespread criticism across the country to boycott Pakistan from every quarter. India is slated to play Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup which is slated to be played in England and Wales between May 30 and July 14 this year.