The decision to host the Asia Cup will be taken in March. But in the recently held Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting, India made it clear that they will not go to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup and said the tournament should be held at a neutral venue. However, Pakistan has taken a tough stand on this.
It has also come to the fore from Pakistan that, if the Asia Cup is not organized in Pakistan, then the Pakistan team will not go to India in the upcoming 50-over World Cup. Now former veterans have also started giving their opinion on this issue. Former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad has said such a thing about India, which is now being talked about a lot over social media.
“India can go to hell if they don’t want to come to Pakistan to play cricket (Maine toh pehle bhi kaha tha agar nahi aana to bhaad mein jaaye. Humein koi farak nahi padta),” Miandad reckoned at a public event. “I’ve always backed Pakistan. And you know that I don’t leave spare India whenever an issue arises. But the thing is we need to look at our part. And we should fight for it. We don’t care because we are getting to host our cricket. This is apex cricket body’s job. If the officials can’t control this there’s no use of the governing body. They need to implement similar rules for every team. If teams like these don’t come, they should be debarred. (India hoga, apne liye hoga. Hamare liye nahi hai),” he added.
Prasad’s tweet went viral
Now former Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad, in reply to Miandad’s statement, reacted on Twitter. While tweeting the article containing Miandad’s statement, Prasad wrote, “But they are refusing to go to hell”. This tweet of Prasad is getting very viral on social media.
Here is the post:
But they are refusing to go to hell 🙂 https://t.co/gX8gcWzWZE
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) February 6, 2023
This time Pakistan has the right to host the Asia Cup, but the Indian team does not want to go to Pakistan and play the Asia Cup. Sources said, after the ACC meeting on Saturday, no decision was taken about where the Asia Cup will be hosted, but the news is that this time, once again the Asia Cup could be held in the UAE.