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ODI World Cup 2023 IND vs PAK: The Indian team defeated Bangladesh in its fourth match of the ODI World Cup 2023. Many such incidents happened in this match which are very difficult to forget and everyone is still shocked thinking about them. The incident in this match which is still a matter of discussion is of the umpire not giving a wide ball. Many former cricketers have also commented on this issue. Now in such a situation, former Pakistan great Wasim Akram was going to be left behind. Now Wasim Akram has also given his reaction on this matter.

Wasim Akram said on Pakistani channel A Sports, “It seems that this is one of the mistakes made by the umpire. It was definitely a wide ball. But it’s for those who have nothing to do, who live on this nonsense. We have to leave this and move forward. He said, “Virat Kohli’s fitness shows how long he can play. Virat was enjoying batting and playing with the bowlers in this match.”

What was the whole matter, all this was seen in the 42nd over of that match. Virat Kohli was playing after scoring 97 runs. They were struggling for one run each. Nasum Ahmed, who came to bowl the 42nd over, tried to show cleverness and bowled the first ball wide, but umpire Richard Kettleborough did not give it wide. The umpire’s decision surprised everyone.

If the umpire had given a wide, even if one run had been added to Team India’s account, it would have been a bit difficult for Kohli to score a century. However, after his decision the umpire was also seen smiling a bit. Let us tell you that this was Virat Kohli’s 48th century in One Day International matches and now he is just one century behind Sachin’s record of 49 centuries.