Pakistani great Javed Miandad vented himself out on the BCCI for its lack of maturity in handling the Indo- Pak bilateral series’ situation reinforcing that self respect is indeed the most important thing. The former Pakistan skipper asked the PCB no to ‘run’ after a commercialized board like the BCCI.
“I don’t think these inflammatory statements are a true reflection of the feelings of the Indian masses towards Pakistan and they are not helping us move forward in improving ties,” Miandad was quoted saying.
“Pakistan has always been superior to India in cricket and we have more raw cricketing talent compared to them. Their cricket is surviving on money and commercialism,” the former great claimed.
The hue and cry over a supposed Indo-Pak series in the UAE had blown out of control when the BCCI secretary Mr Anurag Thakur had said that it won’t be possible after the Gurdaspur attacks earlier this year. Unrest at the border too had a major role to play in that decision too. Many former cricketers like Zaheer Abbas, Shoaib Akhtar and Sourav Ganguly had put forward opinions on the same in the last two months.
“It is good if both countries can resume bilateral ties but not at the cost of our self-respect and pride,” he concluded.