I did not understand this at all.Afghanistan players raised questions on the Indian team


Indian men’s cricket team won the gold medal at the Asian Games 2023. The match between India and Afghanistan was canceled due to rain. The Indian team had a better seed and hence they were declared winners and awarded the gold medal. This decision was questioned by Afghanistan bowler Farid Ahmed.

The final match of the tournament was played between India and Afghanistan. The match started late by an hour due to rain. Afghanistan had scored 112 runs after losing 5 wickets in 18.2 overs. After this the match could not be resumed as per the scheduled time and on the basis of ranking the Indian team was declared the winner. The Afghan team had to be satisfied with the silver medal. On the other hand, Bangladesh defeated Pakistan to win the bronze medal. The Indian team was seeded better and hence was declared the winner.

Both India and Afghanistan should have been given gold medals: Farid Ahmed

However, Afghanistan fast bowler Farid Ahmed said that both India and Afghanistan should be awarded gold medals. He said this in an interview given to Indian Express.

It was a very strange rule that the Indian team was given the gold medal. If it had not rained the match would have been very difficult. They should have divided the gold medal between the two teams. Both teams should have won gold medals. Playing in the Asian Games was a great experience. The land was very small. The Chinese fans were also quite funny. They were really excited to see us play.