World Cup 2019: Harbhajan Singh slams Basit Ali for his unsavoury comments regarding India

first_imgIndian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has slammed former Pakistan international Basit Ali for his comments regarding India deliberately losing in the World Cup 2019 to ensure their neighbour’s ouster from the tournament. Earlier, Ali had claimed that India will “never want Pakistan” to make it to the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup and that’s why the Men in Blue might perform badly and intentionally lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.When asked about his response to Ali’s comments, Harbhajan told India Today that it was a ‘stupid’ remark.”What makes him say that? Is he stupid? I don’t know what is he smoking, seriously! He’s got to be on a different planet in order for him to talk ill like this. That’s probably the way they have played their cricket and that’s how they see the game,” replied Harbhajan.Basit Ali reckons India will not want Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals and may play poorly in their matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh #CWC19 Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 26, 2019Basit Ali had also said that New Zealand had lost their last league match against Pakistan during the 1992 World Cup as they wanted to play the semi-final in their own backyard. Harbhajan was not amused after hearing this and said that such claims are baseless and Ali should be ‘fixed’ by then captain and now Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.”I think Imran bhai should fix him now. I think he needs to be fixed because you can’t put your team down like this by saying that ’92 was fixed and now 2019 is fixed as well,” said Harbhajan.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India may deliberately lose to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to oust Pakistan, says Basit AliAlso Read | India will allow opponents to win to ensure Pakistan are knocked out: Sikander Bakhtlast_img read more

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