India and Pakistan’s long time rivalry doesn’t seem to end even if it’s Cricket. Since the debut of this sport in these two nations, former cricketers and fans have continuously come up with different criticisms, targeting each other for their conduct and behaviour throughout the game. Well, such criticisms can be termed as healthy at some instances, some of it takes a different turn which leads to intense rivalry and contention between the arch-rivals.
Recently in another incident which drew attention among both the spheres, a former Pakistani pacer, Sikandar Bakht blamed and accused India’s skipper Rohit Sharma of intentionally landing the coin far away from the opponent captain’s vision so that he cannot counter the toss result. The former pacer claimed that this is done to ensure a favourable outcome for team India. Countering his remarks, former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram lashed out at Bakht for making such false claims.
Bakht’s derogatory remarks
Asserting that skipper Rohit Sharma deliberately makes a coin land far away, the former bowler remarked “If you see closely enough, whenever Rohit Sharma gets to flip the coin for the toss, he also tosses it far away from the other captain. It is almost far away that the other captain never really gets to see what the actual outcome of the toss was.”
Wasim countering Bakht’s remarks!
Castigated by Sikandar Bakht’s futile theory, Wasim Akram stated that there is no such rule in cricket that the coin has to be landed close to the opponent team’s captain. Countering his pointless assertion, he remarked “Who decides where the coin should land? The mat is there for sponsorship reasons. I feel embarrassed.”
The former cricketer also heaped praise on Rohit Sharma for a selfless knock and leading his team into the finals of the 2023 World Cup throughout the tournament. Wasim lauded him as an opener, giving the Men in Blue a swashbuckling start every time in the game.