Ramdas Athawale, who is the Union Minster of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, has made a serious allegation against the Indian cricket team stars like Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh saying that the team fixed the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy.
It has to be noted that the team lost the match by a huge 180 runs.
Kohli, Yuvraj fixed Champions Trophy finals?
He questioned – “How could the cricketers, who played so well in the entire tournament, not perform in the final match (in London on June 18)?”
“In the match against Pakistan, someone like Virat Kohli who scores a century so often and other accomplished players like Yuvraj Singh who have scored so many runs in the past, looked like they were playing to lose.”
“Anil Kumble was the coach there. Kohli, who has scored so many runs in the past, what happened to him that day? That’s the reason why I have a doubt that was it a case of match-fixing,” Athawale questioned.
The match was one of the most nightmarish under Kohli’s captaincy.
“Our players kneeled in front of a rival like Pakistan. The same Pakistan that has kneeled in front of us many times, to kneel in front of them in such a way is major act of disrespect to your nation,” Athawale added.