Former Indian skipper Sachin Tendulkar has broken his silence on the issue of playing against Pakistan in the World Cup. Sachin stated he would “hate” to see India forfeit the encounter and concede two points.

“India has always come up trumps against Pakistan in the World Cup. Time to beat them once again. Would personally hate to give them two points and help them in the tournament,” said Tendulkar.

“Having said that, for me, India always comes first. So whatever my country decides, I will back that decision with all my heart,” he added.

Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar had expressed the same sentiments. “Who wins if India decide against playing Pakistan in the World Cup? And I am not even talking about the semis and the finals. Who wins? Pakistan wins because they get two points,” Gavaskar had told India Today.

“India have so far beaten Pakistan every time in a World Cup, so we are actually conceding two points when by beating Pakistan, we could make sure that they don’t advance in the competition,” he had said.

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