India was played its last league match of ICC World Cup 2019 against England. In this match, England scored a mammoth total of 337 runs in front of the Indian side. And team India was unable to chase down the target and lost the match by 31 runs.
Some Pakistani experts had said that India deliberately lost this match against England to knock Pakistan out from the tournament. But that time looking at the mammoth total nobody could say that India did lose the match deliberately.
Now, India vs England league stage match of ICC world cup 2019 has created a ruckus almost after a year. Recently, Ben Stokes has mentioned in his new book ‘ON FIRE’ about India vs England world cup match. Where he writes There is no intent from Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav to win the match. Questioning about Rohit and Kohli’s innings, he writes, In the run chase, Rohit and Kohli took 27 overs for 138 runs this is bizarre for me.
Reminiscing India vs England match, Ben Stokes wrote India required 13-14 runs per over and Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav not hitting the big shots even India could win the match in the last 12 balls.
MUSHTAQ AHMED CLAIMS INDIA DELIBERATELY LOST TO ENGLAND:
Now, Former Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed claimed that the West Indies players like Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, and Andre Russell told him during the World cup 2019 that India didn’t want Pakistan to reach in the semi-final.
During the world cup 2019, former Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed was working as an assistant coach of the West Indies team. Mushtaq Ahmed said,
Mushtaq Ahmed “I was working with the West Indies squad at last year’s World Cup. After India’s loss to England, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell said to me, Mushy, India didn’t want to see Pakistan qualify for the semi-finals” #Cricket #CWC19 #ENGvIND
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 30, 2020
Before Mushtaq Ahmed, Sikandar Bhakt, and Abdul Razzaq have claimed that India deliberately lost to England to knockout Pakistan from World cup 2019.
Sikandar Bhakt said that Ben Stokes has written the same thing in his book India deliberately lost the match against England.
Former Pakistani player Abdul Razzaq stated that a player like Dhoni who can hit fours and sixes easily was stopping himself from hitting big shots.