‘IPL doesn’t need any brand’ : Harbhajan Singh calls for boycott of Chinese products and sponsor

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Harbhajan Singh. (Image Source: Twitter)

Amidst economic turmoil, fighting against COVID-19, the Indian government now has a brand new set of challenges to deal with the LAC situation against China.


On Thursday, June 16, Indian Army lost 20 soldiers including a Commanding Officer in the violent face-off with the Chinese Army at Galwan Valley, in Ladakh.

The region falls in dispute with the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which is an overlapped region of control and has a different map for both India and China.


However, China managed to annex the land according to the public release by the Chinese Ministry of External Affairs.

Now, out of favour Indian international Harbhajan Singh, recently took to Twitter, to promote the boycott of Chinese goods.

The Made in China products flooded the market, not only in India but around the world, in appliances, electronics, software applications, social media apps, and integrated-circuit technology.


It is also part of the ‘Atma-Nirbhar Campaign’ floated around by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, while announcing the lockdown extensions.

“If we want to be self-reliant, the boycott is probably the right thing. Everything can be made in India. We have a lot of capabilities. If we want to ban Chinese goods, we should. If they are attacking India and our soldier brothers, then ban their goods. Why should their country run via our money? I am with all those who say Chinese products should be banned,” Harbhajan told Sportstar during a chat.

Also, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council (GC), announced that it would look at its title sponsorship of ‘Vivo’, which is of Chinese origin.


“Many people point out that celebrities endorse many products; I can assure you, I won’t be among them. In the absence of Chinese sponsors, there could be many others. We have to decide whether the IPL is bigger or the brand. IPL doesn’t need any brand, IPL in itself is a big brand,” Bhajji concluded.

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