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Pulwama fallout: Now Sourav Ganguly backs Bhajji, says India should snap all ties with Pakistan

The former Team India captain said that the country should send a strong message.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2019, 03.32 PM IST|Original: Feb 21, 2019, 03.28 PM IST
Ganguly said that not playing Pakistan in one group league tie in the upcoming World Cup will not affect India's chances.
NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Wednesday called for severing all sporting ties with Pakistan in the wake of Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF personnel martyred.

Ganguly echoed sentiments of his one-time teammate Harbhajan Singh, saying that not playing Pakistan in one group league tie in the upcoming World Cup will not affect India's chances.

Earlier, spin star Harbhajan Singh had called for India to boycott the upcoming World Cup game against Pakistan in June.

However, Ganguly didn't elaborate whether the protest should be symbolic for one game or India should forfeit if they happen to meet Pakistan in semi-final or final.

"This is a 10-team World Cup and each team plays matches against every other team and I feel if India doesn't play a match in the World Cup, it won't be an issue," Ganguly told India TV.

"I feel it will be really difficult for ICC to go on with a World Cup without India. But, you also have to see if India has the power to stop ICC from doing such a thing. But, personally I feel a strong message should be sent," Ganguly added.

Ganguly said India should to cut off all ties with the neighbouring country.

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In the wake of what is one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on the armed forces in J&K, the Pulwama carnage saw the country come together to mourn the CRPF jawans who lost their lives. The film fraternity, sports stars, and industrialists pledged to do their best to support the grieving families of the martyrs, even as organisations took stern steps in retaliation. Here's a look at the heartwarming donations that have poured in, and and the messages in support of the country's armed forces.

"And, whatever reactions came from the people of India...was right. There is no chance of a bilateral series with Pakistan after this incident. I agree that after this attack, India should not only stop playing cricket, hockey or football with Pakistan but should cut all ties with them," Ganguly said.

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