Unable to disgest the humiliating defeat Indian actor Kamaal R Khan has claimed recently that the match between India and Pakistan was fixed while the International Cricket Council (ICC) also took part in the act.
He believes the Indian team would have never been defeated by ‘an eighth ranked team’ if it wasn’t for ‘external help’. He defended his opinion by saying there are interests of bookies and a large amount of bets are placed on both teams.
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He accused the Indian cricket board BCCI and ICC of taking bribes to help the Sarfraz XI win. The cricket board then approached players and forced them to play mediocre game, according to him. Khan pointed out some turning points in the match.
He claimed Indian skipper Virat Kohli did below average captaincy as he retained two spinners, made Kedar Jadhav bowl after 40 overs, missed several run-out chances and helped the green shirts score beyond 300. Khan told his team could have chased the total of 339 if they wouldn’t have lost early wickets, which neither happened by chance nor brilliant bowling from pacer Mohammad Amir.
Khan claimed that the strong Indian top order including Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni departed in quick succession according to the ‘fixed’ plan. “Hardik Pandya struck huge sixes because he was not part of the plan,” he opined.
This is not the first time someone from the region has accused the teams of match-fixing