Shoaib Akhtar Chooses Rain as Winner Between India Pakistan Encounter | World Cup 2019

Shoaib Akhtar Chooses Rain as Winner

Shoaib Akhtar Chooses Rain as Winner: A day ago Shoaib Akhtar shared a humorous meme on Twitter clearly telling that rain might win the match between India and Pakistan. India is set to face Pakistan at the Old Trafford, Manchester on 16th June and it has been almost a year since both the teams have clashed against each other, the last time both met at the ICC event was in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, where  Pakistan defeated India in the finals and won their first ever Champions Trophy.

Shoaib Akhtar clearly indicated that rain might be the winner in the upcoming India-Pak match, although in a recently released video on YouTube Shoaib was in chitchat with Virender Sehwag and called Pakistan as favorites. This will be the seventh time in World Cup history when India and Pakistan will face Pakistan and on all the occasions in these 27 years India has never lost a match against Pakistan in World Cups.

The tweeted photo shows Indian skipper swimming in the sea, whereas Sarfaraj Ahmed was seen swimming away with a shark behind him. On the background Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Harsha Bhogle discussing cricket on the boat.

Shoaib Akhtar Chooses Rain as Winner: As Shoaib published the tweet, in no time Yuvraj Singh retweeted the pic supporting Akhtar views. The rain has already washed away four ICC games that also include India-New Zealand at Nottingham.

Fans couldn’t stop criticizing the ICC for choosing the wrong time to play the World cup and also for not having reserve days for the games that have been washed out.

Although ICC tried to defend itself by releasing the statement stating:

Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson had said in a statement a few days back.

It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officials’ availability, broadcast logistics and very importantly, the spectators who in some instances travel hours to be at the game. There is also no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain either.”

Up to 1,200 people are on site to deliver a match and everything associated with it, including getting it broadcast, and a proportion of them are moving around the country. So reserve days in the group stages would require a significant uplift in the number of staff,” he had added.

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