Asia Cup 2023

‘Why doesn’t India want to play in Sharjah?’- Former Pakistan cricketer Sikander Bakht comes up with a cheeky question

The former Pakistani opined that the Indian team doesn't want to play in Sharjah pertaining to their fear of losing the match
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Team India have played all of its matches at Dubai International Stadium in the Asia Cup so far and it has drawn criticism from a few of the former players. One of the former players to criticize the team India for not playing a game at Sharjah was Sikander Bakht. The former Pakistani spoke in a panel consisting of Kapil Dev, Mohammed Azharuddin, and Atul Wassan and he criticized the Men in Blue for playing games all at Sharjah.

He said that the Indian team was afraid of playing in Sharjah and opined that the Men in Blue will lose badly if they play at the same venue.

“I just wanted to know, why doesn’t India want to play in Sharjah or Abu Dhabi? They only play in Dubai. Are you afraid of playing in Sharjah? The draws had already been out,” Bakht in GEO Super.

You guys changed it to Dubai: Sikander Bakht

“The schedule had India’s match against Pakistan in Sharjah. You guys changed it to Dubai. Are you afraid of going to Sharjah? We have been asked this question by our people, so I thought I would ask the same to you,” he said.

This comment did not go well with the Indian team fans who believe that the Indian team could win at any given venue. Atul Wassan made a sarcastic reply saying that the Indian team are the pet of the Cricket’s governing body.

“That ground has been pretty bad for us. Now, we are in strong favours with the Cricket’s governing body, so we are not playing there,” Wassan said in sarcasm. The Indian cricket team have been constantly criticized for being rich and people opine that the governing body is biased towards other nations.

India will face Pakistan in the second match of the Super 4s round in the Asia Cup. The Indian brigade are on course to clinch the title. But for that, they’ll have to defeat Pakistan on Sunday.

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