The entire Indian nation is still fuming over the terrorist attack in Pulwama region. The attack happened on 14 February. An explosive-laden SUV slammed into a army truck convoy. As a result 44 CRPF personnel lost their lives.
The cowardly attack has left a deep impact in the heart of the nation. Since then there is a tense atmosphere building up. The attack has deteriorated the already-soured India-Pakistan relationship.
The attack has left a deep impact in the world of cricket too. Since the attack many cricketers have asked India to boycott Pakistan in the group match in the World Cup. Moreover BCCI has sent a letter to ICC to ban Pakistan from playing the 2019 World Cup.
They have cited the reason that Pakistan has been harboring terrorists. Reports suggest that the letter also claimed that if Pakistan is not banned, then India might consider withdrawing from the tournament. The result on this matter would be revealed some time this week.
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Kohli to abide by Government and BCCI’s decision
Meanwhile in this tense atmosphere, India is all set to lock horns with Australia. Both the teams will face for limited overs series. Two-match T20I series will first kick off, the first one will be played in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
The T20I series will be followed by five-match ODI series. This will be India’s last international assignment before the World Cup. Meanwhile ahead of the series opener, Indian opener Virat Kohli gave an interview. There he was asked about his stance regarding the India-Pakistan World Cup game.
Kohli expressed his disappointment over the terrorist attack. He further said that the cricket team always stands by its nation. He also said they will do whatever the Government and BCCI directs them to do. In the press conference, Kohli said:
Our sincere condolences to the families of CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack. We stand by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do. We will go by what the govt & the Board decides, we will respect that.