Last Update on: July 4th, 2019 at 05:55 pm
Aakash Chopra has completely destroyed Pakistan after the latter’s semifinal hopes went up in smoke with England’s victory over New Zealand. Pakistan needed England to lose either against India or New Zealand in order to have their faith in their own hands. However, England won both the games to storm into the last four and shatter Pakistan’s dreams.
In the wake of India’s defeat to England, Pakistan fans and several former cricketers had come down hard on India. They had accused India of intentionally losing the game against England to jeopardise Pakistan’s chances. India, however, had put up a good fight while chasing an improbable 338. With the pitch getting slower, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav struggled to get going but India did try their best to win the game. The Men in Blue had finished on a commendable 306 for 5.
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And when New Zealand also lost against England, Aakash Chopra could not resist but take a sly dig at Pakistan. The Men in Green’s journey in the ongoing World Cup has an uncanny resemblance to the 1992 World Cup when they won their first-ever and the only title so far. Thus taking a cue from those recent comparisons, Aakash Chopra savagely tweeted:
“#aisa92meinnahihuatha (Translation: This did not happen in ’92)”
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 3, 2019
Pakistan, meanwhile, will take on Bangladesh in their last group game and can finish with 11 points, the same points fourth-placed New Zealand have. However, New Zealand are more than likely to proceed to the semifinals because of their far superior net run-rate.
As of now, India, Australia and England have already sealed their spots in the last four. New Zealand are looking like the most likely team to join the three teams in the last four. England are assured of finishing at the third spot. On the other hand, India and Australia are in a race to finish at the top of the points table.