ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram was in a foul mood over some accusations that the Indian bowlers are getting. A few days ago, Hasan Raza commented that the Indian team is getting different balls that swing better than others.
The claim took over the Internet by storm and it somehow became a controversy. Wasim Akram might not have taken Hasan Raza’s name but he completely bashed this theory and stated it as completely baseless and stupid.
He went as far as to say that theories like these are the reasons that the Pakistan team is getting insulted all over the world. The former Pakistan skipper further commented that the guys posting these theories must be high.
“Don’t Insult Us”
“It was funny. Don’t insult us (Pakistan) in front of the whole world. A box having 10 balls is carried by an official to two dressing rooms. Both teams pick two balls as their first and second options. The selected balls along with the remaining ones are handed over to the match referee. He then delivers them to the on-field umpires. Indian bowlers are getting more swing because they are doing something more and have learned the art,” Wasim Akram said.
Learn From Them: ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Former Pakistan players Shoaib Malik and Misbhah Ul Haq agreed with the statement made by Wasim Akram. “Instead of learning from them (Indian bowlers), we think negatively that something is fishy,” Shoaib Malik said.
Misbah Ul Haq stated “The seam position is visible on the TV sets when the Indian bowlers bowls to the batters. It is coming out correctly from the hands.”
There have been some controversial statements from the Pakistan camp during this ICC ODI World Cup 2023 but this might have to take the cake.