Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said that the team will do what the nation and the governing body of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decides with regard to the ICC Cricket World fixture against Pakistan. The ace batsman, on behalf of the Indian cricket team, also extended condolences to the families of the CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack.
Speaking to the press, Kohli said: “Our sincere condolences to the families of CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack. We stand by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do. We will go by what the govt & the Board decides, we will respect that.”
The entire nation is reeling in anguish after the Pulwama terror strike — worst-ever attack on security forces in Kashmir — where more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and several were left injured. Responsible for the bloodbath was Pakistan’s terror outfit ‘Jaish-e-Mohammad’, whose representative on the 14th of February 2019, caused the explosion after a militant drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus. In the wake of the incident, social media saw an outpour of posts expressing shock, anger, and condolences.
Earlier, Kohli, among other cricketers, had taken to social media to extend his condolences “I’m shocked after hearing about the attack in Pulwama, heartfelt condolences to the martyred soldiers & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured jawaans,” he wrote.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is in authority of the global event – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – and the match between India and Pakistan which due to take place on June 16th in Manchester, England.