IND vs PAK: 'Mohammad Rizwan was missing the ball...' - Aakash Chopra slams Mohammad Amir for terrible Super Over vs USA

Published - 07 Jun 2024, 05:35 PM

Aakash Chopra and Mohammad Amir
Aakash Chopra and Mohammad Amir [PC: X]

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra shared his thoughts on the Pakistan cricket team's loss to the United States of America (USA) in the 2024 T20 World Cup. Aakash Chopra stated that the United States of America could have finished the match before the Super Over in the recent match in the tournament.

The USA bowlers restricted the Pakistan team to 159 runs at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on Thursday, June 6. Skipper Babar Azam scored 44 runs off 43 balls, including three fours and two sixes. Nosthush Kenjige took three wickets, while Saurabh Netravalkar bagged two wickets for 18 runs in four overs.

In response, the home team scored 159 for the loss of three wickets in their allotted 20 overs. USA skipper Monank Patel scored 50 runs off 38 deliveries with the help of seven boundaries and one six. Nitish Kumar scored a boundary off Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf when five runs were needed off the final delivery.

The home team batters scored 18 runs in the Super Over while batting first. The Pakistan team failed to chase down the target as they managed to score just 13 runs. Following the victory, the Monank Patel-led team moved to the top of the Group A points table, with four points and a net run rate (NRR) of +0.626.

It Might Not Happen Now - Aakash Chopra

In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Aakash noted that Mohammad Amir's inconsistent bowling and Pakistan's overall sloppy performance enabled the United States to score 18 runs. Chopra highlighted that Pakistan made errors during crucial moments like the Super Over.

"I felt USA might get stuck because such games don't go to a Super Over. You should win very easily. You reached 159 with only three wickets down and a tactical error (sending Nitish Kumar ahead of Corey Anderson) had already happened. So you feel it might not happen now," Chopra said.


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