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Watch: Virender Sehwag exposes bias in Pakistan cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

Former India opener Virender Sehwag didn't hold back in expressing his opinion on Pakistan cricket in the wake of their T20 World Cup debacle, accusing their current chief selector Wahab Riaz of bias, which is hurting the country's cricket.Riaz, a former Pakistan pacer, was in November last year appointed the head of the selection committee by the Pakistan Cricket Board.Incidentally, it coincided with the comeback of veteran pacer Mohammad Amir to the national squad. Amir, who used to play alongside Riaz, was part of the Pakistan squad that played the ongoing T20 World Cup and exited in the group-stage itself after defeats against India and USA. It led to the team drawing a lot of flak from the Pakistan public and former cricketers, with Riaz and skipper Babar Azam central to that criti...
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Babar Azam’s future in Pakistan team: Sehwag says if batter wants to play another World Cup, he’ll need to be better

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag roasted the Pakistan cricket team after their ouster from the ongoing T20 World Cup where they could only manage to score four points from four matches. After losing their opening match to USA in a super over, the Pakistan team was scrambling to make the cut as only two teams from the five-team group were to make it through to the Super 8 stage. But Pakistan then fumbled their chase against India, in what should have been an achievable target. Pakistan’s fate was sealed when rain prevented USA and Ireland game from happening. Even in their final match, while chasing a target of 106 set by Ireland, Pakistan found themselves staring at defeat. They were at 62/6 at one stage before skipper Babar Azam guided them home with a 34-ball 32-run innings E...
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‘They have to find those players…’: Virender Sehwag on what Pakistan need to do to remain competitive in T20 cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opening batter Virender Sehwag has suggested that Pakistan need to find batters who can bat with a high strike rate to stay competitive in T20 cricket.The Babar Azam-led Pakistan team was eliminated from the current ICC T20 World Cup during the group stage. They lost two crucial matches at the start of their campaign but managed to win their next two games.Despite this, they finished third in Group A with four points, behind India and co-hosts USA.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points Table | StatsSehwag emphasized the need for Pakistan to develop more aggressive batsmen to compete at this level in the future. He pointed out that many of Pakistan's batters tend to anchor the innings, similar to how Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan play."Now Babar Azam and the others have...
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‘You can’t chase 120 vs India…’: Virender Sehwag hands reality check to Pakistan | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan suffered an embarrassing first-round exit from the Twenty20 World Cup after the USA-Ireland match was abandoned because of rain. This was 2009 champions earliest-ever elimination from a T20 World Cup.Pakistan's campaign began with a stunning loss against the debutant USA team, a match that left fans and experts in disbelief. The team's struggles continued as they succumbed to a defeat against arch-rivals India.Pakistan drew criticism from all quarters for their early ouster from the tournament and former India opener Virender Sehwag highlighted their inability to win against the first-timers and chase down 120 against India.T20 World Cup 2024: Points Table | Schedule"How can you blame rain? Even if you had won, you didn't deserve to go ahead. You would've lost in Sup...
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How Jaspirt Bumrah-led India strangled Pakistan to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "Haar se Jitane waale ko Bumrah kehte hain," said former opener Virender Sehwag as he along with millions of fans hailed the speedster for his sensational spell that helped India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Pakistan in the low-scoring blockbuster at the Nassau Stadium in New York on Sunday.Jasprit Bumrah was at his lethal best as he produced one his finest spells in T20 cricket to lead India's sensational win over the arch-rivals.Producing an unbelievable spell of 4-0-14-3 that saw him bowl as many as 15 dot balls, Bumrah stunned Pakistan in their chase of 120 as India clinched an edge of the seat thriller.After dismissing India for 119 in 19 overs, Pakistan looked favourites in the contest. But a Bumrah special floored Pakistan as they failed to chase down...