Anurag Thakur has come hard at Javed Maindad with the tensions between both neighbouring sides mounting with each day    Getty Images
Anurag Thakur has come hard at Javed Maindad with the tensions between both neighbouring sides mounting with each day Getty Images

Reacting to Javed Miandad‘s tirade against India, BCCI president Anurag Thakur today said the former captain was still in a state of shock over Pakistan‘s win-less record in both the battlefield and cricket field. After India‘s surgical strike across the Line of Control, Miandad had said that Pakistan was ready for an all out war against India. Further taking a dig at Miandad, Thakur said the former captain should tell his relative and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to come out in the open. ALSO READ: BCCI congratulates Team India for No. 1 rank in Tests

“Pakistan is still not over the trauma inflicted by India in the wars of 1965, 1971 and Kargil. Same with Miandad who also remains to be in shock for not being able to beat India even once in World Cup history. If needed, India will make Pakistan bite the dust again, whether it is in the battle field or cricket field,” Thakur, who is also BJP MP, said.

Thakur further added, “If Miandad is so confident about his own people, he should tell Dawood to come back to India. Why doesn’t he do that? We have always defeated Pakistan and will do so again in the future.” ALSO READ: Ongoing New Zealand tour of India to be cancelled by BCCI?

The BCCI chief has already ruled out the possibility of resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan in the current scenario. Both the teams last played in the ICC World Twenty20 (T20I) 2016 where India defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets whereas the last bilateral series was played in 2007-08 when the 1992 World Cup winners toured India.