After Afghanistan’s defeat at the hands of India, many people on social media claimed that the match was fixed. Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar expressed his opinion on this. He advised people to avoid making such allegations against the Afghanistan team. He appealed to the people not to run a trend against him. This can cause problems for them. Along with this, he said that Afghanistan should give the same competition to India as it had given to Pakistan. I also have this complaint from Afghanistan.
He further said, ‘Please do not raise this issue (fixing) against Afghanistan. Everyone knows what condition their country is in at the moment. They can get into a lot of trouble and danger. Please refrain from blaming Afghanistan. He tried his best. Afghanistan cricket team is not one of the strongest teams in the world and they were playing against India which is one of the best teams in the world.
Talking about the match played on Wednesday, India defeated Afghanistan by 66 runs to register its first win in the T20 World Cup. Batting first, India scored 210 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Rohit Sharma scored 74 and KL Rahul scored 69 for India. Chasing the target of 211 runs, Afghanistan team could only manage 144 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. For Afghanistan, Karim Janat scored 42 not out and Mohammad Nabi scored 35 runs. For Team India, Mohammed Shami took 3 and Ashwin took 2 wickets.