English all-rounder Ben Stokes questioned in his book, India's strategy against his team in the group round of the 2019 World Cup, which they lost instead of trying to win. Pakistan's semi-finals depended on the hosts' victory. But the defeat of Kohli XI knocked the Green Shirts out of the event, although Stokes later said that his words were not properly interpreted but the Indian conspiracy to exclude Pakistan from the event was clearly felt by other players.
"When India lost to England, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle, and Andre Russell disclosed to me that the Blue Shirts would prefer not to see Pakistan in the semi-finals," said Mushtaq Ahmed, a Spain consultant with the West Indies at the mega event No need for rocket science to understand, England commentators Nasir Hussain and Michael Atherton also pointed out, if you play with cricket, then it also plays with you, India is overconfident at the moment. Had fallen victim to it because everyone was calling it a favorite.
Mushtaq included, "We are just discussing purposely terrible batting by the Blue Shirts, yet the truth of the matter is that the bowling was bad either. Initially, after taking 2 or 3 quick wickets, they formed a partnership with the rival side." And provided an opportunity to take the collection to 337.
On the other hand, according to former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, there is no doubt that India lost that match on purpose. I said this at the same time. The fact is that this was the opinion of everyone, a man who missed sixes. He has the ability to connect, he kept blocking the ball and that was all he could guess.
It may be recalled that in the chase of 338 runs, despite Rohit Sharma's century, the Indian team lost by 31 runs.