Harbhajan Singh is unimpressed with Pakistani fans who accuse India of manipulating matches in order to advance to the semi-finals of the present T20 World Cup 2021. Virat Kohli and his team have made a miraculous turnaround after losing to Pakistan and New Zealand, winning by 66 runs and eight wickets against Afghanistan and Scotland, respectively. The victory over Scotland was so convincing that they won with 81 balls to spare, putting them ahead of Afghanistan and New Zealand in terms of net run rate. Pakistan fans have been calling the game between India and Afghanistan “rigged” since it took place, and Harbhajan has now lambasted them. He also reminded them of Pakistan cricketers’ propensity for match rigging.
“We acknowledge that Pakistan has played excellent cricket, and everyone applauds them for outplaying India and defeating them. That’s fantastic news. But it’s terrible if you start misbehaving by pretending to play fair cricket and then, when we win, you disbelieve us, call it unfair, or say it’s fixed. We’re all familiar with your cricketers’ reputation,” the off-spinner stated on his YouTube channel.
Afghanistan had their first true dismal day in the T20 World Cup against India, but they were accused of playing badly on purpose to help India on social media. A few supporters also claimed that by helping the Men in Blue win, the Afghan players were able to earn IPL contracts. Harbhajan Singh urged Pakistan fans to celebrate their team’s first World Cup victory over India rather than waste time making such charges.
“Pakistani fans are still reeling from their World Cup victory over India, which came after a long wait. There is a proper method to converse and ask inquiries. However, individuals are making serious claims against us, specifically against Rashid Khan, which is cheap and disgraceful,” the 41-year-old remarked. Harbhajan Singh was recently embroiled in a nasty brawl with Mohammad Amir following Pakistan’s victory over India. The banter, which had begun on a lighter tone, quickly became acrimonious as both began to make personal jabs on social media.