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Not only cricketers, whole India needs security: Pathan

The Indian cricket team felt helpless and its frustration grew more and more after watching on Television the worst-ever terror attack in Mumbai last week, disclosed pace bowler Irfan Pathan, who was filled with a cocktail of emotions including hurt and anger.

By: Agencies | New Delhi |
December 4, 2008 5:19:52 pm

The Indian cricket team felt helpless and its frustration grew more and more after watching on Television the worst-ever terror attack in Mumbai last week, disclosed pace bowler Irfan Pathan, who was filled with a cocktail of emotions including hurt and anger.

“We were all very excited after our ODI win over England in Cuttack. We usually listen the interviews of Man of the Match and others on TV so that we can pull their leg but channels started flashing the terror attack and we kept glued to our seats till the morning. Everyone was hurt,” Pathan said recalling the horror of 26/ll.

“The whole India was angry and so was I for what happened there (in Mumbai). Whatever happened there was shameful. We asked ourselves why can’t we do anything, our frustration grew bigger and bigger as we watched the action on TV,” he said.

Pathan, who was in New Delhi to promote Tata Teleservices of which he is the brand ambassador, said the team was planning to do some charity for those suffered in the tragedy.

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“Maybe, we will do some charity,” he said.

Asked if he had demanded extra safety cover, which a few of his teammates enjoy, he said it was now required by every Indian citizen.

“Not only cricketers but whole India needs special security at the moment,” he said and urged celebrities from all walks of life to cooperate with the security personnel at public places.

“We should leave our comfort level and cooperate with the security agencies in places like this hotel (Taj Mansingh) because life is most important,” Pathan said.

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First published on: 04-12-2008 at 05:19:52 pm

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