Harbhajan Singh lashes out at Najam Sethi’s ‘India afraid’ comment


Former Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh, strongly criticized former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, Najam Sethi, for his comments insinuating that India is afraid to play against Pakistan.

Harbhajan expressed his disbelief at Sethi’s statements and questioned the basis for his claims. In response to Sethi’s assertion that India was avoiding Pakistan, Harbhajan stated that Sethi should be provided with historical records showcasing India’s numerous victories over Pakistan in their previous encounters.

“Don’t know what Najam Sethi is smoking nowadays. I don’t know how is he saying that they were the favourites or India does not want to play Pakistan,” Harbhajan said on Sports Today.

“Please someone give him the whole record where India have beaten them more number of times whenever they have played against each other. This is baseless kind of a thing for him, with the kind of stature that he holds at this moment for Pakistan cricket.

“He says, India does not want to play Pakistan because India is scared. India is never scared to play anyone. Don’t know where this is coming from. They needed to sit with the Asian Cricket Council and see where the tournament is going to be held.

“Whether the weather forecast was right or not. Boss, come and play us wherever you want, we will beat you.”

It’s worth noting that Harbhajan’s comments were prompted by Najam Sethi’s social media post, where Sethi questioned the decision to host the India-Pakistan match in Colombo, given the predicted rainfall during the Super Four clash on September 10.

“BCCI/ACC informed PCB today that they had decided to shift next India-Pak match from Colombo to Hambantota because of rain forecasts. Within one hour they changed their mind and announced Colombo as the venue. What’s going on? Is India afraid to play and lose to Pakistan? Look at the rain forecast!” Sethi posted on X account.

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