Indian media blames IPL for lack of unity and passion in the team. A match between Pakistan and India is usually full of suspense and excitement, and this one was no exception. At the climax, we were very tense, but Pakistan won the match in the end.
In their Asia Cup 2022 Super Four match, Pakistan and India pursued a 182-run goal that was set by the former. It was good when Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first, but when players were hurt or underwhelmed, fans were left in continual tension over the second innings.
Indian sports commentators are upset over the Indian team’s loss due to their lack of commitment to winning and lack of seriousness in such a thrilling game. Indian sports commentators claim that the IPL has affected the team’s cohesion and goals.
Because of the money involved in the IPL and the enormous rewards, the Indian team has degraded their domestic competitions. All of the squad players play for various clubs and frequently compete against one another.
While national team players prefer the IPL over domestic series, players that compete in domestic series like Ranjhi trophies are not a part of the national team. Because of the different priorities and a lot of money players get from IPL, the players do not have any unity and take the international matches non-serious.
Pakistan team on the other hand gets the talent from PSL and then the domestic tournaments like Faisal Cup and Quaid-e-Azam trophy. All the national team players play in the domestic tournaments and are able to play more matches under the provincial and department flags.
Pakistan In the second of possibly three games between the two longtime rivals in the 2022 Asia Cup, Pakistan pulled off an incredible pursuit to get back at India. India reached 181/7 thanks to Virat Kohli’s 60 off 44 balls and two misfields in the last over from Fakhar Zaman.
India dismissed Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam and Fakhar before they could do too much damage, putting Pakistan on the back foot for the majority of the first half of their chase. However, Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Rizwan changed the course of the game with a 73-run partnership in just 41 balls. After Arshdeep Singh dropped an easy catch, Asif Ali nearly brought Pakistan home.
The dropped catch by Arshdeep Singh has caused an outrage on twitter as some nationalists extremists call him Khalistani for dropping a catch that led to India’s loss, although Arshdeep Singh bowled a really great last over with taking a wicket.
Asif was taken out by Arshdeep with just two balls remaining, and Pakistan still needed two runs to win. The next ball saw two runs scored by Pakistan, who went on to win the match by five wickets.