The first semi-final fixture between India and New Zealand witnessed a mouth-watering contest as both teams had a go at each other throughout the game. It was an absolute run-fest and a visual treat to the fans as many as 724 runs were scored on the match day. Both teams gave absolutely everything in the game and in the end, Team India had the last laugh in the battle as they won the game by 70 runs and booked their berth in the final.
Rohit Sharma became the first Indian captain to win 10 consecutive wins in a single edition of the World Cup. Moreover, Team India extended their winning streak to 10 wins, which is the longest streak in their World Cup history. Rohit Sharma and Co. will lock horns with the winner of the second semi-final (South Africa vs Australia). The finals of the tournament will kick off on November 19, Sunday at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Sikandar Bakht accuses Rohit Sharma of toss-fixing in World Cup 2023
Former Pakistani bowler Sikandar Bakhat who represented the national cricket team from 1976 to 1989 claimed that the Indian captain Rohit Sharma is fixing tosses in the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. He clarified that the Indian skipper tosses the coin a tad far away from the opposition’s captain and the ICC officials, so much so that the counterpart doesn’t crosscheck about the call.
Former Pakistan bowler Sikandar Bakht indicates India captain Rohit Sharma throws the coin far away at the toss so the opposition captain doesn't see it and he gets the decision in his favour 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️
A new controversy 👀 #CWC23 #INDvsNZpic.twitter.com/zdzd3Zwrc7
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) November 15, 2023
“Can I give you a conspiracy theory? At the time of the toss, Rohit Sharma throws the coin distant from the range of any opposition captain. Thus, the opposition captain cannot go and crosscheck about the call,” former Pakistani fast bowler Sikandar Bakht told a local news channel in Pakistan. His remarks went viral on social media and the majority of the users trolled him.
One user replied, “Have u observed the coin they give to Rohit has heads on both sides like in the Sholay movie So he always calls heads and wins the toss.” The other user wrote, “Also if you look closely, Rohit Sharma controls the ball from remote control during fielding.”