Pakistani cricket legend Javed Miandad has made a bizarre and insensitive remark over BCCI’s refusal to send the Indian team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023. Earlier, Miandad had said that if India doesn’t want to come to Pakistan, then it can go to hell.
Ever since BCCI announced that it would not be sending India to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 over security concerns in October 2022, the PCB has been in aggressive mode as it is trying to build pressure on India to travel to Pakistan.
It has threatened to boycott the ICC World Cup 2023 which is to be played in India later this year and most recently, Najam Sethi, the PCB chief, said that in case the BCCI and ACC do not agree to its suggestion of a hybrid model of hosting Asia Cup in Pakistan, but India playing its matches at a neutral venue, then the Men in Green will not play the Asia Cup.
“Agar maut aani hai toh aani hai”- Javed Miandad makes an insensitive remark on India’s refusal to play Asia Cup in Pakistan. He said that security was just an excuse by India and that if death comes, it can come anytime, anywhere.
More so, he added that it was India’s turn to visit Pakistan as they had come to India last time.
“Forget security. "We believe that agar maut aani hai toh aani hai. Zindagi aur maut toh allah ke haath mein hai" (If you're destined to die, you will die. Life and death is in the hands of the almighty). If they call us today, we will go. But they should return too. The thing is the last time we went, but they haven't come here since. It's their turn now,” Miandad said on the Nadir Ali podcast.
India and Pakistan's relations worsened, especially after the Pulwama attacks in 2019.