Former India pacer S Sreesanth has brutally trolled Mickey Arthur and the Pakistan cricket team for the latter’s remarks in the aftermath of the loss to India in their World Cup 2023 encounter.
Following the 7-wicket loss at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Pakistan’s Team director, Mickey Arthur, made some sensationalizing comments about the India-supporting Ahmedabad crowd, the BCCI, and the DJ not playing their song. Arthur even went on to declare that Pakistan and India will meet in the final, at this venue again!
Each remark from Mickey Arthur is being threaded out and slammed by many ex-India players, one of whom is the 2011 World Cup-winning fast bowler S Sreesanth.
Sreesanth slammed Arthur saying that India’s India third-string team could defeat Babar Azam’s side; he claimed that India’s IPL stars who couldn’t make it to the World Cup would be able to thrash Pakistan.
“Mickey Arthur said we’ll meet in the final. I don’t think Pakistan can ever beat India in an ICC trophy or in any other event considering the team they have. Even our C team can beat Pakistan’s main XI. Make an IPL XI of players who are not playing, even they can defeat the Pakistan team,” Sreesanth told Sportskeeda.
Pakistan cannot even dream of playing in such a big stadium: S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth then lambasted Arthur for his comments on the Ahmedabad crowd, the 130,000-strong fans who made this one-sided encounter a massive spectacle.
Sreesanth asserted that the Pakistan team has never played in front of such a huge crowd, and they wouldn’t be able to reach the final, on November 19 at this same stadium, if they continue to play as they did against India.
“Pakistan cannot even dream of playing in such a big stadium. We gave them a chance, but if you play like that, you won’t get such chances again,” Sreesanth added.
Pakistan, who now have 2 wins in 3 games, will next play Australia in Bangalore. Australia have kick-started their resurge in the tournament: after two losses, Pat Cummins’ side defeated Sri Lanka to send out a strong message to the rest of the teams.