Pakistan Cricket Team might have suffered a humiliating defeat against Australia, but the players are certainly winning hearts by their heartwarming gestures. Azhar Ali & Co failed to resist the Aussie bowlers as they went down by an innings and five runs in the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood snared 18 wickets between them as the hosts romped to a comfortable win.
David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne starred with the bat scoring individual centuries as they posted 580 runs in reply to Pakistan’s 240 in the first innings. Trailing by 340, the Men in Greens needed a herculean effort to push the game to a draw but fell short only to lose the game. However, they produced an improved effort from the last time putting 335 runs but it was not enough to make Australia bat again.
Pakistan cricketers win hearts
However, Pakistan will have a lot of positives to take from this game. From Asad Shafiq knock to Babar Azam’s century to the 16-year-old Naseem Shah impressing in his debut game, the visitors will look to work on these ahead of the next encounter. Meanwhile, five of Pakistan cricketers won hearts with their deeds just ahead of the first Test in Brisbane.
ABC radio presenter Alison Mitchell narrated a story about the Indian taxi driver to former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson and told him how excited the taxi driver was after he got the chance to have dinner with the 5 Pakistani cricketers. Mitchell took the cab during the first Test when the driver told her the story.
Watch the video here:
🚕🏏️🚖 The heartwearming story of the Indian taxi driver and five @TheRealPCB players.❤️
— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) November 24, 2019