Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly has voiced his concerns about the current performance of the Pakistan cricket team, suggesting that they appear to lack the competitive spirit seen in their predecessors.
During a conversation on a local Indian sports show, Ganguly expressed surprise at what he perceived as a lack of composure in Pakistan’s batting.
He emphasized the contrast between the present Pakistani team and the opponents he faced during his own playing days, saying, “During our time, Pakistan was a different team; this is not the type of Pakistan team we used to play against.”
Ganguly went on to highlight a crucial issue, stating, “This team can’t handle the pressure during batting. It will be hard for Pakistan to make a comeback in this World Cup with this batting.”
Ganguly’s comments come in the wake of India’s impressive victory over Pakistan in a recent match held in Ahmedabad. This criticism raises concerns about Pakistan’s ability to perform under pressure and mount a strong resurgence in the ongoing World Cup, particularly following their recent seven-wicket loss to India.
However, the match between India and Pakistan has been marred by multiple controversies. The crowd’s hostile behavior was one issue. Pakistani cricketers were booed and chanted disrespectful and Islamophobic chants by the crowd in the stadium during the match. Paper planes were thrown by the crowd at Hassan Ali.
Moreover, Israel also celebrated the win of India over Pakistan in reaction to the tweet of Muhammad Rizwan. Rizwan had dedicated his performance against Sri Lanka to the people of Gaza and Palestine.
PCB has registered a complaint with ICC against the behavior of the crowd at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad during the Pakistan and India match.