NEW DELHI: An Indian politician, alleged that India captain Virat Kohli, senior player Yuvraj Singh and the team fixed the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against Pakistan.
Pakistan handed India a 180-run thrashing in the final at the Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.
“How could the cricketers, who played so well in the entire tournament, not perform in the final match (in London on June 18)?” Ramdas Athawale, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, asked reporters.
“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,” said the politician from Maharashtra.
“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 added.