India-Pakistan Cricket match is not less than a war: Virendra Sehwag at Goa Fest


Bambolim: Former Indian Opener Virendra Sehwag on Friday said that the Cricket match between India and Pakistan is not less than a war, and we should win it.

Sehwag was speaking during ongoing Goa Fest, an annual event organised by Advertising associations, which began near here on Thursday.

When asked whether India should play with Pakistan for World Cup, Sehwag replied “there are two points which are discussed, whether we should have a war with Pakistan or not.”

“That is also one point that is discussed. We should do whatever is good for country’s welfare. When India and Pakistan plays a match, it is not less than a war. We should win the war, not lose it,” he added.

Refusing to make direct political statement  at the backdrop of  ongoing Lok Sabha election process,  Sehwag said that the country should vote for the leader, who has the courage to take decision.

 “I feel that the leader should have courage to take decision. If we start voting for the leader and not for the party, then half of the leaders wont get elected,” said the former captain of IPL team Delhi Daredevils.

“They (the leaders) get elected because people vote for the party. I feel that the leader is the one who has courage to take decision, who can take fast decision, who can take decision in the interest of our country, in the interest of our Army, in the interest of our police,” he commented responding to a question.

The former cricketer said that Police and Army should get the required liberty. “We should not keep them suppressed. The person who can take the decision should get elected, he may be from any party. Finally, I want the country should prosper and not any particular person,” he added.

Responding to yet another question, Sehwag refused to respond directly whether he intends to join politics.

“I have always worked on the contract. Right from Ranji to IPL and Indian Cricket Team. Whichever party gives me a good contract I will join. The contract should be not less than Rs 100 crore,” he said jokingly, avoiding to answer the question


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