Pakistan legend Waqar Younis believes the match between India and England was not played in the right spirit, and Waqar feels India lost the match by choice to wreck Pakistan’s chances to make top-4 in the tournament.
In India vs England, India Team could only score in the first and last 10 overs, they didn’t play as per expectations as they have been playing really well in the tournament. In the first 10 overs, they only scored 28 runs while in the last 10 overs India had to get 104 runs to win, but could only target for 72 runs, MS Dhoni wasn’t even trying for big hits until the last over which disturbed not only the Pakistan fans but Younis as well.
Waqar Younis tweeted.
“It’s not who you are.. What you do in life defines who you are.. Me not bothered if Pakistan gets to the semis or not but one thing is for sure.. Sportsmanship of few Champions got tested and they failed badly,”
It’s not who you are.. What you do in life defines who you are.. Me not bothered if Pakistan gets to the semis or not but one thing is for sure.. Sportsmanship of few Champions got tested and they failed badly #INDvsEND #CWC2019
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) June 30, 2019
Earlier, former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali and Sikander Bakht had suspected that India lost the match against England on purpose to drive out Pakistan from the tournament
And reactions followed
Khud fixers leke bethe ho Team me dusre pe allegation karte ho , Abhi bhi dusro pe depend ho jeet ke liye
— Chintan Shah (@chintan20) July 1, 2019
Wasim Akram – “Kumble had got nine wickets and me and Waqar (Younis) were batting in the crease. Waqar came to me and said ‘How about getting run out?’ so that Kumble does not get his 10th wicket.'”#WeHaveWeWill https://t.co/FvZSnXSrjX
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) July 1, 2019
Very irresponsible tweet. Who are u pass such judgement? If ur team suspect any foul play, lodge a complaint with ICC, let them investigate. There are hundreds of instances where ur team have collapsed like a pack of cards from a winning situation. Shall we pass the judgement?
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) July 1, 2019