Former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is the latest Pakistani to claim that India deliberately lost to England in the 2019 World Cup league game, to hurt Pakistan’s chances of qualifying. Razzaq’s comments have come a couple of days after ex-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed alleged that West Indies players told him that India lost the match to stop Pakistan from reaching the knockout stages. The comments from the ex-Pakistani players have come despite Ben Stokes clarifying that he never claimed India deliberately lost the game
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the International Cricket Council (ICC), stating that their batsmen-friendly rules have been responsible for finishing cricket in the last 10 years.
Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is regarded as one of the finest batsmen to have played the game at the highest level. He scored over 10,000 runs in Tests with 34 centuries at an average of 52.05. In ODIs as well, he hit 7,240 runs at an average of 31.24. However, Younis had a controversial reign as Pakistan’s skipper.
Former India cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have expressed their disappointment at supporting ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's charity after the latter made derogatory comments against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Former Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif feels he deserved a second chance to represent his country as many others involved in spot-fixing had also got the same. Asif was banned for seven years for deliberate bowling no balls in a Test in England in 2010. He along with Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt were also jailed in the UK for their crime.
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq recently opined that during his times, India had the stronger team on paper, but Pakistan ended up having a better record against the Asian opponent as Indians played for themselves while Pakistan played for the team.
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, in a Live session, revealed how Indian legend Anil Kumble helped him out at a time when he was struggling to find a good doctor in Pakistan for his eye problem. Mushtaq, famous as the man for introducing the ‘doosra’ to world cricket, recalled that during his playing days, he was having a lot of issues with his eyesight. The spinner had consulted a number of prominent doctors in Pakistan, but they could not help him out. Then, Kumble gave the former spinner the reference of a London-based ophthalmologist.
With the coronavirus pandemic sparing no country, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has appealed to people to help each other out irrespective of religion and economic status. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Akhtar asked his fans to take the issue seriously and refrain from social contact as much as possible.