Mahiner Singh Pal, who has hogged the headlines after being in an exclusive interview with pakPassion, revealed that he has been subjected to discrimination quite often by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Being the first pacer from the Sikh community in Pakistan, he revealed time has been harsh on him as his cast became the obstacle to play for the national side.
Despite the fact, he uttered that he will never give up on his dreams to play for his beloved country. He also added that he would love to play and win matches against India as Indo-Pak encounters are hailed because of two countries being the ancient arch-rivals.
Pakistani Sikh bowler opens up on discrimination he had faced
“I’ve had to struggle a lot and there have been some very tough days, but I am not prepared to give up on my dream. I have encountered discrimination at many levels and some snide comments, but there are good and bad people everywhere,” said Singh, who is reportedly the first Sikh player to play in Pakistan’s domestic circuit.
“It would mean so much to me to play for Pakistan against India at any level of cricket. If you ask any cricketer, he will say that he wants to play in high-pressure matches, the big occasions where the world is watching. India versus Pakistan is always a special occasion and I would love the opportunity to be a part of this occasion at some point in future in my cricketing career,” Mahinder told Pakpassion.net.
He added that his family belongs to India and Pakistan and he has got the many fans from across the border. Dreaming of becoming the national hero, his Punjabi fans will always be supporting him.
“I would love to be called a hero in a high-tempo match, against strong opposition and watched by fans all around the world. I have relatives in Punjab in India; my aunt lives there along with many other relatives who we meet on a regular basis. As well as this, I have a lot of fans in India, especially from Punjab who always wish me well and say that if I ever play for Pakistan, they will support me and Pakistan in those matches,” he added.