During the recent India-Pakistan match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which drew a massive crowd of over 1.32 lakh enthusiastic fans, Pakistan team director Mickey Arthur criticized the event’s organization. Arthur expressed that the atmosphere at the stadium felt more like an event arranged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rather than a true ODI World Cup match. India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, showcased a remarkable performance, scoring a crucial half-century with 86 runs off 63 balls. Shreyas Iyer also made a significant contribution by completing his own half-century. Additionally, Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the game’s star, conceding only 19 runs in seven overs and securing two wickets.
Mickey Arthur highlighted the absence of the iconic ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ chants in the stadium, emphasizing that it did not resemble the ambiance of an ICC tournament. He emphasized the need to address the lack of fan support but acknowledged that it couldn’t serve as an excuse for Pakistan’s substantial defeat against India.Stay updated for more insights and reactions on this high-profile match during the ODI World Cup.