Pakistan scored 338 runs after put in to bat first by Virat Kohli. Athawale alleged that Team India fixed the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale made a rather outrageous comment on Saturday.
Athawale questioned on Saturday. “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,”
“Was there any match fixing involved? There should be an inquiry into this. 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? The players betrayed us. They 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,” rambled Athawale.
Mohammed Amir (6-2-16-3) tormented the Indian batsmen with a devastating first spell and eventually the 2013 champions were bundled out for 158 in only 30.3 overs.