Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lamented that the team’s 2011 World Cup loss to India in the semi-finals in Mohali still haunts him. According to the 46-year-old, although he was deemed unfit, he feels he should have played the match since he had shown enough signs of being ready in the warm-ups.
Former Sri Lanka captain and 1996 World Cup-winning batsman Aravinda De Silva has been investigated over the 2011 World Cup fixing allegations. Along with De Silva, former opener Upul Tharanga, who played in the final, has also been questioned.
April 2, 2011 is a red-letter in Indian cricket. On this day, India recaptured the World Cup of cricket after 28 long years. In a fairy-tale finish, hosts India got the better of Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
British journalist, Ed Hawkins has reiterated that the semifinal world cup match between India and Pakistan was fixed and added that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should investigate to extract the truth.