After a string of beautiful wins to their kitty, India succumbed to a defeat at the hands of England and thereby their unbeaten streak got ended. However, former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis was not really pleased with India’s approach against England.
He went on to question the Indian cricket team’s “sportsmanship” after India’s first loss of the ongoing World Cup to England which also left Pakistan’s chances of making the semifinals at peril.
Interestingly, Pakistan were heavily relying on their neighbours and arch-rivals India to beat England as they were unbeaten from the word go but England got the better of India to keep their hopes alive in the competition.
India’s favourable result would have surely boosted the chances of Pakistan to make the semifinals.
Chasing 337 on Sunday’s encounter, India could muster 306/5 in their quota of overs.
Taking to Twitter, the commentator and former coach of Pakistan cricket team added that: “It’s not who you are.. What you do in life defines who you are.. Me not bothered if Pakistan gets to the semis or not but one thing is for sure.. Sportsmanship of few Champions got tested and they failed badly.”
Previously, former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali and Sikander Bakht alleged that India might deliberately lose to England to oust Pakistan from the tournament.
England have 10 points to their name, which is one point more than Pakistan and are now back in the top four.