Rising cross border tension between India and Pakistan is not a happening sign for the peace of both the countries. Indian government was in action after 40 CRPF personnels were killed in a suicidal bomb blast by a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist. Not to forget, Jaish has its headquarters situated in Bahawalpur area of Pakistan which is near the Rajasthan border in India.
Between the state of war, the certainty of India-Pakistan world cup game in June is also doubtful after BCCI were in talks of bycotting the game against Pakistan. Several former cricketers from the country like Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly are also not willing to play Pakistan, quoting that the lives of army officers comes first.
Meanwhile, former England skipper Michael Vaughan is optimistic about India-Pakistan game will be played as per the schedule.
“The Champions Trophy final in 2017 [between India and Pakistan] was the most-watched sporting event that year. That’s the magnitude of the game. I hope it goes ahead and I’m sure it will. Sport has to separate itself and go on. That game will be a spectacle that everyone in Manchester will be looking forward to,” Vaughan told BBC Radio 5 Live.
India last played Pakistan in the 2018 Asia cup in UAE where the men in blue thumped the men in green on two occasions- group stage and super four. Interestingly Pakistan has never won a game against India in the world cup and they will be eyeing history if India plays them in the upcoming world cup.