SHOULD INDIA PLAY PAKISTAN IN WORLD CUP 2019 ?

Indians are in a state of anguish and shock after the suicidal attack in Pulwama which martyred around 44 CRPF personnel which was claimed by Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohamed terror organisation. Thereafter India has taken many steps to politically sideline Pakistan. Now as the Indian Cricket Team is scheduled to play Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales this May, there are being many speculations of Indian not playing the match.

We don’t see any good for the team nor the nation by not playing them except boycotting them at every aspect. So let us discuss some of the points or the reasons India should play them in the World Cup.

“WORLD CUP” – NOT A BILATERAL SERIES

Be it would have been a bilateral series we would have withdrawn from the series from our side as result leading to the cancellation of the series by default. But it’s World Cup, the fixtures made and finalized. So non them can be changed or altered just for the sake of any one participant.

INDIA’S HISTORY AGAINST PAK IN WORLD CUP

As far the history of the World Cup is concerned Pakistan has never been able to defeat the Indian team in a number of games played between them since last half a century. So it is no way justified to forfeit the match which we can win and giving them full points just for doing nothing.

WORLD CUP 2019|IND VS PAK|SHOULD INDIA PLAY PAKISTAN?
INDIA Vs PAKISTAN

DEDICATING A WIN

Instead of forfeiting the match it would be a better option for the Indian team to play the match; defeat them in the match in the best possible way and then dedicating the win to the martyrs or doing something good for them but by winning the match.

WHAT IF IT’S A KNOCKOUT MATCH ?

Okay as thought we would forfeit the match in the group stages which would give them the points by which the reach the semifinals and are again matched to play us the semis or the final.

Shall we forfeit it again?

Quite not possible I guess.

So let us play them in the group stages defeat them as a result they won’t even qualify for the knockouts.

So these are the points or the reasons why we think India should play Pakistan and indeed defeat them rather than forfeiting the match. Do write to us about what are your views on this debate in the comments section below.

Tanmaya Nanda

About the author

A cricket fanatic; Tanmaya Nanda is a BSc Botany (hons) student. Right from his childhood he had a great interest in writing and being a cricket fan. He has now started to write articles about cricket. He is also the co-founder of CRICK ACADEMY and one of the contributors for the blog.

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