As the coronavirus pandemic has brought the sporting world to a halt, sports personalities and sporting bodies across the globe are indulging in spreading awareness about COVID-19. Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United, too, found a unique way to give an advisory to people earlier this week.
The franchise shared an image of Jasprit Bumrah bowling a no-ball in a match against Pakistan. The reference was to the Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan in 2017, where Bumrah had got the wicket Pakistan opener, Fakhar Zaman, early on. But, it was adjudged a no-ball as the fast bowler had overstepped. Zaman went on to get a hundred, and Pakistan won the Champions Trophy by beating India.
The tweet has drawn a lot of flak from the Indian fans as many lashed out at the PSL franchise for mocking Bumrah.
Islamabad United Takes A Dig India Through Bumrah’s No-Ball
In a tweet, the PSL franchise shared an image of Jasprit Bumrah bowling a no-ball in a match against Pakistan.
“Don’t cross the line. It can be costly ! Don’t leave your homes unnecessarily, MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCE but make sure your hearts remain close,” the caption read.
Watch The Tweet Here:
❗️ Don't cross the line. It can be costly ❗️
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) April 2, 2020
PCB Mulls Over Rescheduling Remaining Games In November
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to reschedule the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) in November this year. However, there are also ongoing talks that the remaining games can be conducted before the next year’s edition.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that there were also suggestions that Multan Sultans who topped the points table should be declared winners. The PSL was suspended on March 17 before the semifinals after the PCB revealed that a foreign player showed symptoms of the dreaded COVID-19.
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