“Seemed Like BCCI Event”
At the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, there was an abundance of blue jerseys during the India vs. Pakistan ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 match.
India and Pakistan One of the main matches of the mega event was expected to be the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. However, the Indian cricket team defeated the Babar Azam-led team by seven wickets, indicating that the match was ultimately too one-sided. India limited Pakistan to 191 runs thanks to the efforts of five Indian bowlers, including Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah, who each took two wickets. After that, Rohit Sharma’s Indian batting group made sure the squad had no problems during the chase.
On Saturday, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was packed with blue jerseys as fans saw India take on Pakistan in an ODI cricket match for the 2023 World Cup. The director of the Pakistani team, Mickey Arthur, commented after the game that it felt like a “BCCI event” to play at a stadium with a partisan atmosphere.Arthur remarked, “To say it didn’t would be a lie.” To tell the truth frankly, it didn’t feel like an ICC event. It appeared to be a bilateral series and a BCCI occasion. Tonight, I noticed that “Dil Dil Pakistan” wasn’t played on the microphones too frequently.” The team’s crushing defeat to India, according to Arthur, cannot be justified by the absence of fan support.
“So yes, that does play a role, but I’m not going to use that as an excuse because for us it was about living the moment, it was about the next ball and it was about how we were going to combat the Indian, the Indian players tonight,” the captain said.
‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ is a classic song sung by the famous ensemble Vital Signs, which was led by the late Junaid Jamshed.
When Arthur realised he had opened Pandora’s Box by criticising BCCI, he was questioned further by a few foreign media.
When a top BCCI official was asked, he responded with a witty retort.
“There’s no harm in playing Dil Dil Pakistan. But when will it be shown? When was Babar bowled out or Rizwan dismissed? Or when Rohit struck Shaheen for a six. You can only play it for fans, and there were none.”
Arthur did concede that Pakistan did not play brave cricket that day.
“Our entire performance tonight was a touch hesitant. I wish we had challenged the game a little more. “It’s a huge occasion, as we all know, but I think we just went into our shells a little bit,” Arthur explained.