India has already beaten Pakistan by seven wickets on October 14, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Men in Blue have made it eight out of eight against their arch-rivals in the ODI World Cup. Pakistan team has been criticised over their performance on Saturday. Babar Azam's side has been the talk of the town for many former cricketers and experts. Team director Mickey Arthur is under fire over his team's horrifying show against India.
Many people have raised over his post-match press conference comments. that the India vs Pakistan clash in Ahmedabad seemed like an Indian Cricket Board event over Cricket Governing Body as he didn't hear 'Dil Dil Pakistan' enough in the stadium didn't go down well with fans and a few former cricketers.
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has now taken a dig at Arthur's comments. He was not impressed with the comments he made. He believes the team director should be talking more about Pakistan's plans for the match rather than such comments.
That's what we want to hear: Wasim Akram
In a chat on A-Sports, Akram slammed, Arthur saying, "Bhaiya hame ye batao aap logo ne kya plan kiya tha? (Brother, tell me what was the plan?) Kuldeep Yadav ko kaese khelna hai? (How did you prepare to play Kuldeep Yadav?) That's what we want to hear. Not this random stuff. You think you can get away with this. No, you can't, unfortunately."
Former wicketkeeper Moin Khan has also agrees with Akram's comments, "(He) diverting attention. A lot of people are disheartened and you're making them emotional. I think he should discuss what is his job as a professional rather than showing a new path. As a coach, he shouldn't have said that. We should praise them (Indian Cricket Board or making the most of the home crowd). Hamare yahan event ho so ham bhi isi tarah utilize karen. (If we host such events, we should also utilize them). We should learn from them."
Pakistan will next face Australia on October 20 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.