Did Afghanistan cheat to enter the semi-finals..!?

Sowmiya Sriram
Did afghanistan cheat to enter the semi-finals..!?
Afghanistan beat bangladesh to reach the semi-finals of the 2024 t20 World Cup. In this situation, the Australian spin bowler Adam Zampa has accused the Afghan player Gulbadin Naib of cheating in this match. Earlier, the afghanistan team defeated australia in the Super 8 round. Therefore, there was a problem with Australia's semi-final chance. There was a situation that if afghanistan beat the bangladesh team in the next match, Australia's semi-final chance would be lost. In the match against the bangladesh team, the afghanistan team batted first and scored 115 runs.
Next, while bangladesh was chasing the target of 116 runs, it rained for a while in between. Bangladesh's batting was halted in the middle due to rain three times. afghanistan was leading by three runs as per DLS rules when the rain came in the second over. If the match had been abandoned due to rain, the afghanistan team would have been declared victorious by 3 runs. For that, afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott did a good job. After 11.4 overs, the rain was falling lightly. bangladesh team lost 7 wickets for 81 runs. At that time afghanistan team was leading by three runs according to the DLS system.
So Jonathan Trott gestured to the fielding Afghans, "Do something and delay the match. It's going to rain. We're leading by three runs." His gesture was seen by Gulbadin who was standing in the slip fielding. Nervous to do what the coach told him to do right away, he slumped down as if his leg had a muscle spasm. Hence, the match was delayed by a few minutes. As expected, rain came next and the match was interrupted for a few minutes. After that, the match started again. While the bangladesh team had already lost 7 wickets, only the opener Liton Das scored a half-century and was active. However, on the other hand, afghanistan kept taking Bangladesh's wickets. afghanistan took all the wickets in exactly 17.5 overs. bangladesh scored only 105 runs. afghanistan won.

Gulbadin, who claimed that his leg was cramping after the win, ran around the field at lightning speed to celebrate the win. After that, he boarded the bus of the Afghan team and also danced. Fans who shared all those videos on social media were teasing that Gulbadin should be given an oscar for his performance. Meanwhile, australia spinner Adam Zampa shared a photo of Gulbadin falling down as if he had a leg cramp, hinting at "old rain" and calling his cramp a hoax. This has created a stir in the cricket world. Will the international cricket Council take action against the afghanistan team? The question has also arisen.

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