Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK once again is making rounds on the internet after his allegations on Virat Kohli & Co. and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After India’s loss to Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final, KRK went on a rant in a series of tweets as he called Indian players deshdrohi and wanted them to be put behind bars for fixing the match. He also said that BCCI has sold India’s pride and fixed the match for a huge amount of money. KRK, later on, revealed that his followers have been asking him to review the India vs Pakistan final.
On popular demand, he decided to review the India vs Pakistan final and posted the video on June 19. He tried to explain how the match was fixed. He felt that it was done to boost Pakistan cricket as their game was finished with Pakistan people, having lost in the team after repetitive losses. They asked the leader of the fixers who according to him sits in Karachi and asked them to fix the match to boost the game of cricket once again in their nation and this is a chance to rejuvenate it.
According to him, everyone expected India to win and they placed their bets on the Defending Champions so that they can make a huge amount of money. His second point was that India did Pakistan a favour as their cricket will flourish again after the win. After explaining the logistics, he went on to explain how the Indian Team fixed the match with Pakistan team having no clue about it.
He said that former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan and the Pakistan team said that they will bat first after winning the toss. Indian won the toss and opted to bowl first. However, in the post-match press conference Sarfraz revealed that had he won the toss, he would have bowled first as well.
KRK also said that Kohli deliberately played with two spinners in his side despite knowing that Pakistan players play spin very well. According to the 42-year-old Kohli continued to bowl with Ashwin despite him getting hit for a few many runs. Similarly for Jadeja as well. Delaying wicket-taking bowler Jadhav’s spell too was part of the plan. Bumrah giving extras and bowling no balls too was planned.
He talked about the runouts chances as well. He mentioned that India barely missed any runouts in the tournament and that too from the boundary. But, in the final, they even missed a few runouts inside the 30-yard circle. 339 was a big target but India has done it several times in the past few years.
As soon as Rohit Sharma came to bat, he deliberately put his foot forward and got lbw out. Kohli gave a simple catch to the slips but Azhar Ali dropped it. Kohli was fuming in anger after that to which Sarfraz asked for one more chance. He gave another catch on the last ball of the over and threw his wicket away. The collapse started soon enough with Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan getting out.
Pandya came to bat with no clue that the match was fixed and he started playing his natural game. He launched an onslaught against Pakistan bowlers hitting them for fours and sixes. Players in Indian dressing room were shocked to see that so they sent a person as a waterboy and sent Ravindra Jadeja the message that get Pandya out immediately.
On the very next ball, Jadeja got Pandya runout as he called him for a quick single and turned back. He did not even sacrifice his wicket despite seeing that Pandya has been hitting the ball well. It was just a matter of time before India got all out. After losing to Pakistan, Indian players were more than happy to lose the match as compared to the Champions. They were laughing despite losing the game badly. There was not a single trace of sadness among the players as they had recieved the money from fixing the match.