New Delhi: England all-rounder Ben Stokes created a storm with his remarks in his book on the attitude of the batsmen in the Indian team’s match against England during the 2019 World Cup. Former Pakistan bowler Sikander Bakht had claimed that Stokes has written in his book – The Indian team deliberately lost against England, so that Pakistan should be out of the World Cup.
Ben Stokes’ statement created a storm
Ben Stokes has mentioned this match of World Cup 2019 against India in his new book ‘On Fire’. Ben Stokes said, ‘When Dhoni came to bat, the Indian team needed 112 runs in 11 overs and he batted in a strange way.
Ben Stokes writes in his book that India lost to England deliberately to remove Pakistan from world Cup 19 and we predicted it Pakistan India relationship @TheRealPCB @TheRealPCBMedia pic.twitter.com/ioqFSHeeg1
— Sikander Bakht (@Sikanderbakhts) May 28, 2020
Dhoni did not show the will to win
According to Ben Stokes, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not show the spirit of winning in that match. Not only this, Stokes said that he also found the partnership of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli ‘mysterious’. However, Ben Stokes denied this claim.
Fans were very angry with this defeat of India.
In the 38th match of the 2019 World Cup, England had set a target of 338 runs in front of India. But Team India could manage only 306/5 in the allotted overs and lost the match by 31 runs. The fans were very angry with this defeat of India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav returned unbeaten in that match. Both could not reach India to the target.
Surprised at batting
Thoni played an innings of 42 runs in 31 balls. At the same time, Kedar Jadhav could only score 12 runs in 13 balls. When both came to the crease, fast runs were needed at that time, but both looked sluggish. After this defeat, questions were raised on the will power of Dhoni and Kohli. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, sitting in the commentary box, expressed surprise at the batting of Dhoni and Kedar, saying that it is not only Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s responsibility to win matches.