The cricketing world just seems to be struggling to get over Pakistan’s helplessness in the ongoing World Cup. Ever since their skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed boldly said that his team would try to score 500 against Bangladesh, the Men in Green have been heavily trolled across social media. And now the International Cricket Council (ICC) has also made fun of Pakistan’s situation in the World Cup.
Pakistan not only need to beat Bangladesh but also need to beat them by more than 300 runs to improve their net run-rate and make it to the semifinal. At the moment, New Zealand are at fourth and have much superior net run-rate. Pakistan’s hopes of progressing ahead is very much over at the moment.
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And as their fans try to get over the heartbreaking exit from the World Cup, the ICC rubbed more salts to their wounds. The ICC could not resist taking a dig at Pakistan after they finished their innings against Bangladesh on 315 for 9. Pakistan need to bowl out Bangladesh for just 7 to better New Zealand’s net run-rate and advance to the semifinals.
Well, not even the die-hard Pakistan fans would have been hopeful of a miracle but ICC certainly is. Or rather, one can say that the ICC was just being sarcastic. The Twitter handle of the apex body of the game posted a dialogue of a famous Hollywood movie while writing:
“Pakistan need to keep Bangladesh to 7 or below to qualify for the #CWC19 semi-finals.. Pakistan fans right now: “
Pakistan need to keep Bangladesh to 7 or below to qualify for the #CWC19 semi-finals…
— ICC (@ICC) July 5, 2019
Talking about Pakistan’s innings, they finished on 315 for 9 with Imam-ul-Haq scoring a century. Babar Azam also continued his fine form with the bat although he missed his second century of the competition by just 4 runs.
Meanwhile, India, Australia and England have already sealed their semifinal spot while New Zealand look likely to be the fourth team.