Gambhir: 'Cut all ties with Pakistan till terrorism ends'

"I absolutely endorse that we should not have any relation or ties with Pakistan until the time this cross border terrorism finishes," said Gautam Gambhir.

GAUTAM GAMBHIR

"Indian lives are more important than sports. I would not even think of playing cricket with Pakistan," said Gautam Gambhir.   -  R. V. Moorthy

Gautam Gambhir today called for cutting off cricketing ties with Pakistan till the cross-border terrorism stops.

"Indian lives are more important than sports. I would not even think of playing cricket with Pakistan," said Gambhir.

"I absolutely endorse that we should not have any relation or ties with Pakistan until the time this cross border terrorism finishes. People need to put themselves in army’s shoes who have lost their kids, someone have lost their father, son.

"We can say this sitting in an AC room that cricket or bollywood should not be compared to politics as long as we don’t think ourselves as Indians, or think for our own countrymen. So I totally endorse that until the time we don’t secure our own Indians, our own countrymen, all other things can be kept aside,” he said.

India's Test skipper Virat Kohli had condemned the Uri attack of September 18 on an army camp that claimed the lives of 19 Indian soldiers. Virender Sehwag, on Twitter, had asked the people of Pakistan to raise their voices against terrorism.

The Indian team has not played a bilateral series with Pakistan since the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

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