New Delhi. Although India vs India fight was considered important only from the point of view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but now this fight has interfered in Indian cricket. Actually, BCCI has announced the World Cup which is going to start from 5th October today. However, there has been no reshuffle in the team. All the players playing in the Asia Cup have been given a chance in the World Cup as well, but there is scope for changes in the team till September 29, but before that any team will have to take the approval of the ICC before taking such a step. If approval is received from the ICC, then only this change will be possible. On the other hand, soon after the announcement of Team India for the World Cup, the politics regarding India vs India has intensified. In fact, a section is constantly demanding that Team India be renamed Team India. At first Virender Sehgaon reacted to this, but now Sunil Gavaskar’s statement has also come to the fore. Please tell that Virender Sehwag tweeted saying, ‘Team India not #TeamBharat. In this World Cup when we are cheering for Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah, Jaddu, hopefully we have India in our hearts and players wear jerseys with “India” written on them.
Team India nahin #TeamBharat,
This World Cup as we cheer for Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah, Jaddu, may we have Bharat in our hearts and the players wear jersey which has “Bharat” @JayShah , https://t.co/LWQjjTB98Z
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 5, 2023
At the same time, now a response has also come from Sunil Gavaskar, in which he has supported the renaming of Team India as the Indian team. Gavaskar said, ‘The name Bharat is the origin of our country. This name reflects our culture, but till date neither the BCCI nor the government has officially announced this name. Anyway, I don’t think anyone would have any objection to India’s name being announced officially.
Let us tell you that the battle of India vs India started when the name of UPA was changed to India in the meeting of opposition parties in Karnataka. Which was opposed by BJP. Not only this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had even said that this alliance is arrogant. On the other hand, the Congress says that PM Modi is scared of the India alliance. However, what direction will this political fight take in the days to come? Everyone’s eyes will be fixed on this, but before that let us tell you that in the invitation letter issued by the President’s Office for the G-20 conference, the name ‘President of India’ has been kept in place of ‘President of India’, which But objection has been raised from the Congress side.