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What were Pakistani players thinking in the India vs Sri Lanka match

By Vipin - 2023-09-13 13:50:19
What were Pakistani players thinking in the India vs Sri Lanka match

20 year old Dunith Velalage of Sri Lanka wreaked such havoc with his bowling that all the big batsmen of Team India came under his influence. Velalage took five wickets for just 40 runs in 10 overs. These five wickets include captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul to Hardik Pandya.

Due to this lethal bowling of Velalage, the Pakistanis were more breathless than the Indians. There was even discussion on social media in Pakistan that India was deliberately losing the match to Sri Lanka. The people of Pakistan were praying for India's victory on Tuesday. When India won the match, Pakistanis got relief.

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After the victory, Pakistan's fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said, "Man, I don't understand what these Pakistanis are doing. Memes and messages are coming that India is deliberately losing the match to oust Pakistan from the final. Friend, are you in your right mind

People have gone crazy. Velalage has bowled excellently. What a game this 20 year old kid has shown. On the other hand, calls are coming from all over Pakistan, messages are coming that Sir, India is losing the match deliberately.

Shoaib Akhtar said, "Brother, why would India lose the match deliberately They want to reach the finals directly from here. People start making news about anything. If there is news then it is how India has fought even on small scores. What a wonderful thing Kuldeep Yadav has done.

Sri Lanka is also a great team. The people of Sri Lanka are also amazing. What a fight both the teams have had. There is no such fight in our child. We neither have spinners nor middle order.

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Arfa Firoz Zaik, journalist of Geo News in Pakistan, tweeted on India's victory and said, "It was completely baseless and childish that the people of Pakistan were criticizing India that it was deliberately losing the match to Sri Lanka so that Pakistan could be promoted to Asia Cup." Can be taken out of the cup. The Indian cricket team is also like other teams which wants to win the match.

Arfa wrote in her next tweet, "No reserve day has been kept in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka whereas this match is like a semi-final. Pakistan should pray that it does not rain but it rains on 14th September. Pakistan should pray that for the DLS method, both the teams should play at least 20 overs each.

Why did Pakistanis want India to win

Abdul Ghaffar, head of sports in Pakistan's English newspaper Dawn, has written, "There is an important match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on September 14 and it is also going to rain in Colombo. If the match is washed out due to rain, Pakistan will not be able to reach the final.

On Tuesday, when India's score with Sri Lanka was 178 for seven wickets, Abdul Ghaffar tweeted and said, "India has scored 178 runs for seven wickets." If India loses the match today, it will be very difficult for Pakistan to reach the final.

Even if Sri Lanka beats India and Pakistan beats Sri Lanka, the road to the final will be difficult. Because India has a match with Bangladesh and it is expected that Bangladesh will lose to India. In such a situation, Pakistan's Net Run Rate (NRR) will be seen, which is very bad in this series. After India's victory, Abdul Ghaffar posted a video and said that India defeated Sri Lanka and this has revived Pakistan's hopes.


Ghaffar said, "Jadeja changed the whole game by taking the wicket of Dhananjay de Silva. Sri Lanka completely surprised India. But Pakistan was saved due to India's victory. If India had lost, Sri Lanka would have got four points and if India had defeated Bangladesh, it would have also got four points. On the other hand, Pakistan's run rate (minus 1.892) is so bad that they would have had to win the match by 200 runs.

Ghaffar said, “To be honest, this is a gift from India to Pakistan. Thank you India. Sri Lanka has now told that it is not easy for Pakistan to win the match. If India had lost today, Pakistan would have almost been out of the Asia Cup. India's bowling has also become amazing.

How difficult is the path to Pakistan

Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have lost one match each. Both of them have been defeated by India. Both have won against Bangladesh. After the 228-run loss to India, Pakistan's net run rate has become minus 1.892. Whereas Sri Lanka is at second place in terms of NRR. Sri Lanka NRR is minus 0.2. India's NRR is 2.69. After losing two matches, Bangladesh is already out of the Asia Cup race.

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With four points in the Super Four League, India has made its place in the finals. On the other hand, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have two points each. Whoever loses the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be out of the Asia Cup. India has already reached the finals, so rain will not affect its position now.

Bangladesh is already out. In such a situation, if there is rain in the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on 14th September, it will have a direct impact on Pakistan reaching the final. If the match is canceled due to rain, both the teams will get one point each but Sri Lanka will reach the final on the basis of net run rate.

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