Team India is delivering a stellar performance in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, witnessing remarkable displays from Indian players.
From Shubman Gill to Mohammed Siraj, all Indian players, including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, are showcasing outstanding performances.
However, Pakistan seems perturbed by this development, as indicated by recent statements from Pakistan team director Mickey Arthur.
Let us tell you that in the latest ICC One-Day International (ODI) rankings, the Indian team's young opening batsman Shubman Gill is at the top.
He has surpassed Pakistan's Babar Azam to achieve this position. Similarly, Mohammed Siraj has become the number-one ODI bowler, surpassing Pakistan's fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Virat Kohli has also seen a rise in his rankings and is now in the fourth position among batsmen.
However, Pakistan team's director Mickey Arthur has labeled this ICC ranking as a deceitful move by the BCCI.
Mickey Arthur recently discussed the ICC rankings of Indian players, stating that it seems more like the rankings of the BCCI rather than the ICC. This statement might be indicative of the Pakistani director's frustration. It's worth noting that this is not the first time Mickey Arthur has made controversial statements, especially after the World Cup.
Previously, he attributed the poor performance of the Pakistani team in India to security concerns.
If we talk about Pakistan's performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, there were expectations of a better display from Babar Azam's team, but their on-field performance has been highly disappointing.
Although the Pakistani team is still in the race to reach the semifinals, they will need to win all their remaining matches and also rely on the results of other matches to secure a spot in the knockout stage.