acricket match between Pakistan and India is nothing less than war, former India opener Virender Sehwag said here Friday.

Pakistan and India Cricket Match Nothing less than a war

Pakistan and India Cricket Match Nothing less than a war, says Sehwag

He said if people started voting for leaders and not on the basis of party lines, then “half the leaders” wouldn’t get elected.

Asked if he intended to join politics, Sehwag quipped, “I have always worked on contract. Right from Ranji to the IPL (Indian Premier League), whichever party gives me a good contract, I will join.”

Speaking to reporters at an event, Sehwag brushed aside queries on whether he intended to join politics with jestful remarks. He stressed that people should vote for a leader who is decisive, though he refused to take any name.

The mega event will begin on May 30, with all teams scheduled to play nine round-robin matches each before four teams qualify for the knockout stage. The final will take place at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14.