Former Pakistan coach Aamir Sohail indirectly levelled serious charges against Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Aamer Sohail has alleged that Pakistan resorted to match fixing during his run to the final of the Champions Trophy.
Speaking on a Pakistani news channel, Sohail has gone ahead and said that the team and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed have no reasons to rejoice and it is external factors that have helped the team reach the final where they will play India for the title.
Aamer Sohail said “Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great. There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. We all know what happens behind the scenes. Get in the details on who won them the games, “Sohail said during a program on a Pakistani channel.
“If asked, I would say that the prayers of fans and God has won them the games. They have been brought to the final due to external factors and not on-field performance. And focus on playing good cricket, “the former captain captain added.
Pakistan had started their campaign on a disastrous note with a 124-run defeat to arch-rivals India, but consecutive wins over Sri Lanka and South Africa in Group B of their matches in the semi-finals for qualifying.
England, the only undefeated team in the tournament till that point, were among the favourites to reach the final, but Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to outclass the hosts and set up a title clash with India.