Ex-Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail has indirectly accused the Pakistan team of fixing matches in the ongoing CT and slammed Sarfraz Ahmed for overpraising the team after beating England. He also alleged that more than the players, external forces that were responsible for Pakistan’s recent results.
“Nobody recognised us, nobody thought we’ll qualify for the final,” said Sarfraz after defeating England in the first semifinal. “Credit to the team and the team management for how we came back after the loss to India.
“After the first loss, we were very down. But the team management boosted us really well. After the India match, we just motivated the guys. We told them ‘don’t worry about the India match – this is gone, we have two matches; if we play good cricket, definitely we will win this tournament’. Now we are in the final. I’m very happy as a captain.”
However, Sarfraz’s comments didn’t go down well with Sohail, who lashed out the skipper by saying an external factor was responsible for the victory rather than the players. In an interview with a Pakistani news channel, the southpaw said, “Sarfaraz needs to be told that he hasn’t done anything special at all as Pakistan was forced to win the games by someone.”