India legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal. @ PTI

There s been an outpouring of emotions in the country since the Pulwama terror attacks which claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel in the Jammu and Kashmir region. Several Indian cricketers have condemned the attacks, while some have gone on to state that India should not play Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 in England which begins on May 30. The marquee clash between the two arch-rivals is scheduled on June 16 in Manchester.

India legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the latest to express his sentiment. “The decision to play the World Cup match against Pakistan has to be taken by the BCCI and the government. One or two players cannot decide but I think it is high time and we need to take strong action against the perpetrators of terrorism and teach them a lesson,” Chahal told India Today on Tuesday. (ALSO READ: India should not play Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019: Harbhajan Singh)

Chahal, who in all likelihood, will board the flight to England, was clearly peeved and felt that Pakistan should be taken to task once and for all.

“This should settle once and for all. We can’t tolerate it any longer. Every three months we get to hear about our jawans losing their lives to terrorism and we can’t keep waiting for things to happen. We have to make things happen and we should settle this face to face, even if that means aar paar ki ladaai (fight on the battlefield),” said the 28-year-old leg-spinner.