Aakash Chopra just cannot stop trolling Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup. Whether it is mocking Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq or taking a dig at Pakistan’s poor performance in the tournament, Aakash Chopra has not really missed any opportunity to troll Pakistan. In his latest tweet, he has taken a sly dig at Sarfaraz Ahmed for his bold statement before the game against Bangladesh.
On the eve of the clash, Sarfaraz Ahmed had boldly said that Pakistan would look to score 500 runs against Bangladesh. Pakistan need to beat Bangladesh by a huge margin to make it to the semifinal. At present, New Zealand are fourth with 11 points at the end of their nine group games.
Fifth-place Pakistan can draw level with the Black Caps on points if they beat Bangladesh. However, Sarfaraz Ahmed & Co. need to win by 300-plus runs to advance. No team in the history of ODIs has ever managed to pull off this feat.
Pakistan could see even those remote hopes end without a ball being bowled if it loses the toss and Bangladesh chooses to bat, eliminating any chance for Pakistan to radically improve its net run-rate. The net run-rate is taken into consideration after teams with same number of points end up with same number of wins. If Pakistan win against Bangladesh, they will have five victories like New Zealand, who have a far superior net run-rate.
And while only time will tell, how do Pakistan perform, Aakash Chopra has surely managed to rub salt to their wounds. The former India opener took to Twitter to mock Sarfaraz Ahmed‘s statement, tweeting:
“Good News: The pitch at Lord’s good for 550-575 runs. Bad News: 575 to be spread over two innings. Win the toss…bat first. 280-285 defendable. “
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 5, 2019
Meanwhile, India, Australia and England have already sealed their passage to the next round.