Stakes are incredibly high in the contest as the result would decide the fate of both teams alongside India. A win for New Zealand would see India getting knocked out of the semi-final race.
Hence, millions of Indian fans would be following the contest. However, the unfortunate part is the curator, Mohan Singh, who prepared the track for the high-voltage game has committed suicide. Mohan was reportedly found dead in his room. Notably, the match is taking place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
As per G News Network, Mohan is an Indian and prepared the game for the crucial game. However, ahead of the contest, he was found dead in his room as per the sources close to the media house. The administration has started an investigation into his death as soon as the incident got reported.
Mohan Singh came to Abu Dhabi in 2004
Speaking of Mohan Singh, he came to Abu Dhabi in September 2004 after training to be a curator at the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali, India. Hence, He was a pitch curator for 18 years. One of the highlights of his career was preparing the pitch for the stadium’s inaugural one-day game played between India and Pakistan in April 2006.
Speaking of the behavior of the track, it has a few cracks. Hence, spinners would come handy in these conditions. “The wicket is going to be slow, it’s the same pitch that was used yesterday for Australia vs West Indies.
It has a few cracks, so batting might be challenging. The third match to be played on this track” was the pitch report as per Cricbuzz.
With Afghanistan having services of Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Rashid Khan, many believe the Afghan side has a very good chance of winning the contest.
Notably, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar had said that a lot of questions would be raised if the Kiwis lose the crucial game. He apparently meant claims of match-winning would come in.
“If God forbid, they don’t play well and lose, that will be a problem. Nobody will be able to stop social media if it happens and we have to take that into consideration,” Akhtar had said on his YouTube channel.