Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad reportedly had an altercation on a night out. Things however didn’t quite go the opener’s way as his opponent turned out to be a boxer. Ahmed. The matter was settled after Ahmed apologized.
On his return to the country Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez complained that he was forcibly sent back. He claimed that he would have been fit before Pakistan’s second group match but the team management decided him send him back. He further said that he has been top scorer for Pakistan since 2010, and is really disappointed to miss out on the World Cup for which he had worked so hard.
Indian batsmen practiced against bowlers while standing on stools in preparation for facing giant Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan. Irfan stands at a towering seven feet and is tipped to trouble batsman on the bowler friendly pitches of Australia and New Zealand. Title holders India play their first group game against arch-rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday.
Eight Pakistani players have been fined for breaking team curfew in Sydney before facing Bangladesh. The players were fined 300 Australian Dollars each and were told that a repeat offence will see them sent back to home on the first available flight. Among the eight players were star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and flamboyant opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad. According to a team source the players had went to attend a dinner with their friends and returned late.
According to the International Cricket Council the Pakistan India match is expected to be the most watched cricket match in the history of cricket with as many as one billion people expected to tune in to watch the battle of the arch-rivals.