Earlier, a few excerpts from Ben Stokes’s book were misunderstood highly by Pakistanis. They thought Ben wrote that India lost deliberately to England in order to kick Pakistan out of World Cup 2019 which Ben denied clearly.
The former Pakistani cricketers such as Waqar Younis and Abdul Razzaq have agreed to Ben’s never existing excerpts and think India lost deliberately to England in World Cup 2019.
Aakash Chopra, the Indian commentator, has bashed at ex-Pakistani cricketers saying that ‘Sharam not Found’. He thinks that winning the game was more important for India at that point.
Aakash Chopra bashes former Pakistani cricketers on India losing deliberately to England’s statement
“I am wearing a T-shirt which says Sharam (shame) not found. Think a little and have some shame. Waqar Younis, despite being the brand ambassador for the ICC, gave a statement during the World Cup that India threw the match away on purpose. I mean seriously,” said Chopra.
Aakash Chopra has agreed that Ben said about the partner shipping between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma did not go in India’s favor but he never meant that India lost deliberately to England.
“It is understandable if the partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma didn’t make sense to Stokes or if he was confused by Dhoni’s approach towards the end. But he never said that India deliberately lost the match.”
“Former Pakistani cricketers are openly saying that India lost deliberately and ICC should fine them. How can you think like that? It was more important for India to top the group at that time. India only lost one game in the group stages and that happened to be that game against England,” he added.