Abdul Razzaq, the former Pakistani cricketer, thinks that India lost deliberately to England in the ICC World Cup 2019 in order to kick Pakistan out of the tournament.
After the excerpts got limelight from Ben Stokes’ book, on Fire, they were totally misunderstood. People thought Ben Stokes wrote that India wrote deliberately to England to eliminate Pakistan from the tournament and Pakistani cricketers now have started supporting it. First Sikander Bakht, and now Abdul Razzaq has come forward with a similar view.
Abdul Razzaq thinks, ‘India lost deliberately to England in World Cup 2019’
Abdul Razzaq has slammed MS Dhoni saying that he could have hit sixes and fours, but intentionally he chose to block the ways for India to win.
Ben Stokes in his book, about MS Dhoni, wrote that,
“MS Dhoni showed no intent to win the game against us, Arguably the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won,”
Abdul Razzaq has fully supported the statements and said that Dhoni did all that on purpose.
“Ismein shaq ki baat hi koi nahi. Humne uss waqt hi bola tha. Saare log keh rahe hain, jitne cricketers hain sab keh rahe. Ek aadmi chakka maar sakta hai, chauka maar sakta hai lekin phir bhi woh rokh raha hai…Toh pata toh chal jaata hai na.” Abdul Razzaq told ARY Sports, clearly pointing out at MS Dhoni, who played a knock of 42 runs from 31 balls in that match.
There is no doubt in this. I had told this at that time as well. In fact, everyone else opined the same. For a person who can hit fours and sixes at will, he was blocking everything…Hence, one tends to know”. Translated