Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday responded to teammate Sachin Tendulkar’s comment that India should not sacrifice two points in the World Cup by not playing against Pakistan.
“He (Sachin) wants 2 points against Pakistan, I want World Cup” Sourav said.
Sourav also praised Virat Kohli & Co for their impressive ODI performances in the last six months and he believes that the decision of the India-Pakistan clash resides with the government.
“That is the only way forward. For what he can control is the way they have played and the way they will play. They are a phenomenal side and they have played absolutely superb cricket for the last six months and that is all he can do and not worry about what is going on. Rest, it is the government who takes the decision on whether to play Pakistan and I am sure that cricketers will stick to that,” he added.
Tendulkar had said that he would “hate” to see India concede two points to Pakistan by not playing them in the upcoming World Cup as such a move would only help the arch-rivals in the mega-event.