Following India’s victory over Pakistan, Pakistan’s coaching staff, including team director Mickey Arthur and coach Grant Bradburn, raised concerns about the treatment they received during the match. They felt that the atmosphere resembled a BCCI-organized bilateral event rather than an ICC World Cup match.
The large crowd at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium overwhelmingly favored India, leaving Pakistan’s coaching staff surprised by the lack of support for their team. Both Arthur and Bradburn also criticized the choice of music during the match, which they believed was heavily biased in favor of India.
The Pakistan team experienced a stark contrast from their previous matches in Hyderabad due to visa issues, as political tensions between the two countries prevented many Pakistani fans from attending. This resulted in a sea of blue supporting India, and Pakistan’s players faced a less welcoming environment than before.
The disappointing cricket performance, combined with the unfavorable crowd reception, made the match a challenging experience for the Pakistan team and their coaching staff.