"Intent nazar nahi aayi..." - Ali Khan trolls Babar Azam's Pakistan for defeat against USA

Published - 23 Jun 2024, 08:50 PM

Ali Khan, Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup 2024
Ali Khan (Credits: Twitter)

USA pacer Ali Khan has spoken about the possible reasons why Pakistan lost to the USA in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Ali Khan feels the USA Team did not do anything special and Pakistan lost because of their wrong attitude during the match.

According to Ali Khan, Pakistan didn't play attacking cricket and took the USA team lightly. Pakistan lost to the USA in their opening game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 which can be dubbed as the biggest upset for Pakistan in T20 World Cup.

USA, an amateur team that played in the T20 World Cup 2024 for the first time, defeated Pakistan to script history. However, the match was a close-fought encounter that went into the Super Over when the USA put up a massive target to deny Pakistan any chance of victory.

Also, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir bowled multiple wides in his super over, which was another reason for Pakistan's defeat in the game. However, as we say in Cricket, a defeat by even 1 run is a defeat and the USA pulled up a match to remember USA fans under the leadership of Indian-American cricket Monank Patel.

Watch: Ali Khan feels Pakistan took the USA lightly in ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Ali Khan was one of the members of the USA Team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and also played in the match. During a chat with Pakistan journalist Nauman Niaz and former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif, Ali Khan revealed possible reasons behind Pakistan's defeat. 

Ali Khan, who was born in Pakistan, said that Pakistan is a strong team that can defeat any team on their day. However, they did not play attacking cricket against them. 

"I think if you look at Pakistan team, they have the power to destroy you and get demolished themselves. So that is what happened that day that they fell themselves. It was a lucky thing for us and it was a very special day for us. Our belief was bigger than that they took us lightly," said Ali Khan in the video on X. Have a look at the complete video below. 

"Intent nazar nahi aayi unke batters se. Powerplay wo bohot slow khele. Only Fakhar Zaman showed intent as he hit the first-ball six. Overall, Pakistan didn't play attacking cricket and they got into a shell."

Monank Patel scored fifty against Pakistan to lead the chase

Talking about the match, Pakistan piled up a mammoth total of 159-7 in 1st innings. The Men-in-Green could not come up with a good batting show at  Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Babar Azam and Shadab Khan scored 44 and 40 as none of the batters managed to post a fifty. 

Later, USA skipper Monank Patel, Andries Gous, and Aaron Jones helped the USA to tie the game with their 50, 35, and 36 respectively. Nitish Kumar also played a significant role by hitting a boundary off the final over when the USA needed 5 runs for victory. 

The match went into the final over and Pakistan's players were already under pressure with the tied game with an inferior team like the USA. Later, the USA won the match in the Super over to hit the headlines in all newspapers and TV channels across the United States of America. 

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