Former Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was one of the best players to come out of his country. The right hand batsman accumulated over 11,000 international runs in a career that spanned over 16 years. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Misbah spoke about Pakistan’s chances in the upcoming World Cup and whether politics should get weightage over sports.
“Politics, in my view, is a separate subject and should have nothing to do with sports. There is no connection between both of these ideas. When you enter a sports ground, you compete fairly and in a healthy atmosphere against your adversaries and test your skills against the opponents in good spirit. As a sportsman, you are expected to perform at your best and entertain the spectators which is what they expect of you, and really there is no question of bringing any notion of politics in sports.”
Sporting ties between India and Pakistan have taken a hit since Pulwama terror attack on the convoy of CRPF security personnel. The governing body of Indian cricket even requested the ICC to ban countries promoting terrorism. However, BCCI’s demand was rejected by the international body.