Pakistan should not bother playing India: Miandad


ISLAMABAD: Batting Legend Javed Miandad on Wednesday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur’s statement saying Pakistan should not bother about playing with India as it is always India who have backstabbed Pakistan whenever it comes to playing cricket.
It may be mentioned that Anurag, who is also a leader of the ruling BJP in India, in a recent statement last week said that there was no question of playing cricket with Pakistan.
Talking to APP, Miandad questioned BCCI saying did anybody from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) or the International Cricket Council (ICC) ever asked India to play with Pakistan, than why is Anurag giving such type of statements.
He said our team had so many threats in the World Twenty20 held this year in India but still we went to play there because we are sportsman and we don’t use backdoors to escape from such type of situations.
“BCCI is full of such type of people, who for their own benefit can get down to your feet but when their interests are fulfilled they pretend like they don’t know you,” he said.
Returning to the country’s cricketing affairs, Miandad praised the Pakistan Twenty20 team and Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed for the victory against West Indies.
“Our T20 team is way far better than West Indies and the green-shirts should clean sweep the series,” he said.
He said our ODI team needs a lot of improvement and for that we need to fix our domestic structure. “Only Captain Azhar Ali should not be blamed for the poor show against England as the whole team didn’t perform,” he said.
“Every player needs to play their role in the ODI series against West Indies,” he said.
Miandad said PCB also needs to improve its cricket managing affairs. “The right people (who know how to improve the game) should be given the right job,” he said.