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Virat Kohli's childhood coach lashes out at Pakistan

The former Ranji Trophy player advised the PCB to learn management from BCCI

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Indian captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Raj Kumar Sharma has slammed the Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s statement, in which the latter accused India of putting pressure on Bangladesh to not tour Pakistan.

While talking to Asian News International (ANI), the former Ranji Trophy player said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should learn management from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Pakistan has an old habit of accusing India. We have no intention to tell any nation whether to play or don’t play in Pakistan. They are desperate,” said Sharma. “Pakistan should learn from the BCCI how to manage cricket in the country. I don’t think Indian administrators have time to give attention to the Pakistan Foreign Minister’s statement.”

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Earlier this week, Qureshi had advised the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to not let the political climate affect their scheduled tour to Pakistan.

“We are ready to welcome Bangladesh. It looks like they were ready to tour. But I suspect pressure from India is proving to be a hindrance," said Qureshi. "Bangladesh should take this decision independently. They can continue their ties with India, but in international sports, they shouldn’t involve these types of politics.”

Two weeks ago, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani had also stated that India is a far greater security risk as compared to Pakistan, after Pakistan celebrated Test cricket's return to the country after a decade with an emotional 1-0 series victory against Sri Lanka.

“We have proved that Pakistan is safe, if someone isn’t coming then they should prove that it’s unsafe. At this time, India is a far greater security risk than Pakistan,” said Mani.