Wasim Akram lashed out at Mickey Arthur for ‘BCCI occasion’ feedback© Twitter
Pakistan’s crew director Mickey Arthur, below fireplace over his crew’s embarrassing present towards India within the Cricket World Cup 2023 match on Saturday, left a number of scratching their heads along with his feedback within the press convention after the match. Arthur’s comment suggesting that the India vs Pakistan conflict in Ahmedabad appeared like a BCCI occasion over ICC as he did not hear ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ sufficient within the stadium did not go down nicely with followers and some former cricketers. Wasim Akram, a legend of the sport, took a swipe at Arthur, suggesting he must be speaking extra about what Pakistan’s plans for the match had been than diverting consideration with such feedback.
In a chat on A-Sports, Akram fumed at Arthur, asking what his plan was for his batters to face the thriller spinner Kuldeep Yadav. For Akram, the feedback Arthur made did not make any sense.
“Bhaiya hame ye batao aap logo ne kya plan kiya tha? (Brother, tell me what was the plan?) Kuldeep Yadav ko kaese khelna hai? (How did you prepare to play Kuldeep Yadav?) That’s what we want to hear. Not this random stuff. You think you can get away with this. No, you can’t, unfortunately,” he stated.
Wasim Akram’s former teammate Moin Khan additionally echoed his sentiments, saying Arthur is just making an attempt to divert consideration. For Moin, the BCCI must be praised for organising the occasion in a way in a means that helped them benefit from the ‘house benefit’.
“(He) diverting attention. A lot of people are disheartened and you’re making them emotional. I think he should discuss what is his job as a professional rather than showing a new path. As a coach, he shouldn’t have said that.”
“We should praise them (BCCI or making the most of the home crowd). Hamare yahan event ho so ham bhi isi tarah utilize karen. (If we host such events, we should also utilize them). We should learn from them.”
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