ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India vs Pakistan Final: Aamer Sohail credits match-fixing for Pak’s run-up to finals
As Pakistan is bracing up for confronting the Champions Trophy Final against the indomitable Indian team, former Pakistan skipper Aamer Sohail takes away all the attention.
Although Pakistan stands to play the finals, former skipper is apparently not happy with this fact. Sohail slammed the Pakistan cricket team, as he came on record and allegedly revealed that the team was involved in match-fixing.
Sohail said: “Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great. Someone has helped you win the game. There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. We all know what happens behind the scenes. Don’t wish to get into the details on who won them the games”.
“If asked, I will say that the prayers of the fans and God have won them the games. They have been brought to the final due to external factors and not based on on-field performance. The boys now need to be level-headed and focus on playing good cricket,” Sohail added.
Considering the massive social reach of Sohail’s video which went viral across all social channels, Sohail came on record to say the video is irrelevant now. He confessed that he had spoken this before the semi-final clash between Pakistan and England.
Taking hints from the fact that this is the first time Pakistan has reached the finals, there was a strong belief amongst the masses in connection with Sohail’s verdict.
Pakistan won against England with 8 wickets and 77 balls remaining. England left a chase of 77 for the men in green.
England batsmen crippled with constant wickets on their side clubbed with an unimpressive scoreboard, which boasted of no sixes. With an undemanding chase, Pakistan came in with full grit and vigour to counter the chase.
Pakistan openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) nailed it and boosted the team’s confidence with a collaborated run rate of 118.