Wasim Akram responds to Toss Controversy: ‘Hope people are satisfied after India lost toss’

Wasim Akram has once again addressed the controversy about toss, expressing satisfaction with India's loss in the crucial pre-match ritual.

Ahmedabad: In the midst of the ICC World Cup 2023 final showdown between India and Australia, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has once again addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding the toss, expressing satisfaction with India’s loss in the crucial pre-match ritual.

Following accusations of toss manipulation against India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Akram took the opportunity to respond after Australia’s decision to bowl first in the final. Rohit Sharma, captaining the Indian side, flipped the coin, and Australian skipper Pat Cummins correctly called it. The decision to bowl first, rather than bat, raised eyebrows among cricket enthusiasts.

Expressing his contentment with the outcome, Akram stated, “I hope that people are satisfied after India lost the toss today. But I’m sure they will find a way to question this too. Some would say that the coin landed on the sponsor’s logo today which is why India lost the toss.”

The backdrop to this moment revolves around allegations from former Pakistan cricketers Hasan Raza and Sikandar Bakht, who had accused Rohit Sharma of manipulating the coin toss in a way that made it difficult for the opposing captain to spot and make an accurate call.

“If you see closely enough, whenever Rohit Sharma gets to flip the coin for the toss, he also tosses it far away from the other captain. It is almost far enough that the other captain never really gets to see what the actual outcome of the toss was,” Bakht had claimed in a statement on Geo News.

 

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