India rocked by bizarre match-fixing claims

A high-profile Indian celebrity has levelled some big claims at Virat Kohli's side following their loss in the Champions Trophy final.

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset at The Oval.

Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 4-338 and fast bowler Amir ripped out India's top three batsmen before the defending champions subsided to 158 all out.

Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match before storming into the final.

International Bollywood celebrity Kamaal Rashid Khan took to Twitter in the aftermath with claims India threw the match on purpose, accusing them of "playing by the script."

Kohli failed to fire. Image: Getty

The movie star and cricketing fanatic was particularly critical of Kohli after the Indian skipper was dismissed for just 5.

Khan claims Hardik Pandya - who blazed a brilliant 76 off just 43 balls - was the only Indian batsman not trying to lose the game on purpose.

Pandya was run out by teammate Ravindra Jadeja in a bizarre mix-up that saw Jadeja make every effort to ensure he was the batsman to stay at the crease despite only making 15 off 26 balls.

Jadeja and Pandya were both in the middle of the pitch at one stage, but Jadeja refused to sacrifice himself despite being the inferior batsman.

Khan posted a video of the Indian players joking and laughing with their counterparts after the match as 'evidence', while also asking his 4.2 million followers what they thought in a poll.

Former Test star Aamir Sohail also seemingly accused Pakistan of match-fixing after they managed to defeat tournament favourites England in the semis.

"Someone needs to tell Sarfraz...You have done nothing special. These matches have been won for you by someone. There is no need for you to get over smart and smug as we all know what happens and what does not," he said on national television.

Sohail was slammed by fans before trying to clarify his comments.

"The other thing I said was that the facilitators of the win cannot be named; however I said nothing about match-fixing or any other foul play — my statement was misunderstood."