A lot of debate is going on regarding the India vs Pakistan match in the upcoming ICC World Cup after the saddening Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives in the tragedy. Jaish-e-Mohammed (a Pakistan-based terrorist group) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Everyone has shared their opinion regarding whether the match should be played or India should boycott arch-rivals Pakistan in the big-ticket tournament. Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman also shared his views on that and feels that cricket will not be on the priority list on his mind after the terrorist attack.
At the WION Global Summit in Dubai, Laxman said, "I think cricket is the last thing on my mind at the moment. The country is devastated and angry following the cowardly attack on the soldiers. Cricket is the last thing on anyone's mind."
"We need to rally behind the security forces and the families of those martyred, and stand together against terrorists as well as terrorism," he added.
Meanwhile, ICC is scheduled to hold a meeting in Dubai on February 27 and there are chances that the matter relating to India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 clash will be discussed on the sidelines.
On repeating the 1983 and 2011 glory, Laxman said that the World Cup trophy will tick all the boxes for Indian team after incredible performances on foreign soil against South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in past few series.
"I think there is nothing bigger than the World Cup in the ODI format of the game. However, the way the Indian team has played over the last one year indicates that they are a complete side. It is indeed a challenging achievement to beat Australia at home. The current side comprises of a quality bowling attack which includes excellent fast bowlers and resources in the bowling department, capable of picking wickets and restricting the flow of runs," he said.
"India is peaking at the right time. Their performances in the recent away series against Australia and New Zealand indicate that they can be world beaters. If the current Indian side emerges victorious in the World Cup, then they will have ticked all the boxes as they have done well in Test matches and ODI clashes as well. Their performance against South Africa in the ODI series away from home cannot be forgotten as well," added Laxman.