India qualified for the ICC World Cup 2023 finals for the fourth time in history after they beat New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-finals. The decision to bat first resulted in India’s favour as putting 397 runs on the board eased the pressure from the Men in Blue.
Despite India’s impressive victory, former Pakistani cricketer Sikander Bakht made it to the news after he made a bizarre comment regarding Rohit Sharma’s coin toss strategy. He stated that Sharma intentionally tosses the coin at a distance so that the opposing captain cannot see where the coin lands. His statement has raised some eyebrows.
“During the coin toss, Rohit Sharma throws the coin far from the opposition captain’s range to prevent cross-checking,” Bakht was quoted as saying on a Pakistan news channel. In fact, he even posted a video snippet of his argument.
This conspiracy theory shocked Pakistani cricketers, including legends Wasim Akram and Shoaib Malik, who slammed Bakht for his remarks.
“Who decides where the coin should land? It is just for sponsorship! I feel embarrassed,” Akram reacted as a fan asked the question about the same on The Pavilion on A Sports.
“I can’t even… I don’t even want to comment on it,” Akram further said.
Moin Khan, meanwhile, insisted that Bakht is creating a “fuss” out of nothing. “He is mistaken, just creating a fuss. Every captain has a different way of tossing the coin,” said the former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter. Shoaib Malik said, “This shouldn’t even be discussed.”