The Pakistan cricket team has arrived in India and received a warm welcome from the Indian crowd. Even Pakistan’s players admitted that they didn’t expect this much support from the Indian crowd. Among all the warm exchanges, there is a video of the chairman of the management committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zaka Ashraf, going viral on social media, where he can be seen allegedly referring to India as an enemy nation. In the video, he talked about the new contracts that are handed over to Pakistan’s players and the huge amount that they are giving to Pakistan’s cricket players to play in the tournaments or matches happening in the “Dhushman Mulk” or “enemy nation”.
The PCB’s committee chief’s statements didn’t go well with both Indians and Pakistani cricket fans, who criticized Zaka Ashraf for his statements and called him a political puppet. Pakistan’s team is in India currently and is practicing for their warm-up games before the World Cup in 2023. Pakistan will play their first warm-up match against New Zealand today, and then with Australia on October 3rd. Pakistan will kick-start its campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023 on October 6, playing against the Netherlands.
The archrivals will be seen in action against India on October 14th at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Pakistan’s squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
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