Last Update on: October 31st, 2022 at 12:49 pm
Pakistan registered their first win in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday, October 30, defeating the Netherlands by six wickets. This is the Men in Green’s first T20 win on Australian soil.
The Babar Azam-led team chased down the target in 13.5 overs after restricting the Dutch to a lowly score of 91/9 in 20 overs. After a poor performance in the first two matches, Mohammad Rizwan returned to form with 49 runs off 39 balls and missed out on a well-deserved half-century by one run. Shadab Khan took three wickets and he registered figures of 3/22 in four overs.
Two consecutive defeats in the T20 World Cup have already ruined Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals. The Men in Green’s chances of reaching the semi-finals almost vanished after South Africa beat India by five wickets.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam is yet to register a double-digit score in the mega event and has scores of 0, 4 and 4. The 28-year-old scored just four against the Netherlands on Sunday and was run out in the second over of the match.
This Too Shall Pass. Stay Strong – Amit Mishra
On Sunday, following Pakistan skipper Babar Azam’s another single-digit score in the T20 World Cup, India spinner Amit Mishra Mishra tweeted, “This too shall pass. Stay strong @babarazam258.”
This too shall pass. Stay strong @babarazam258. 🙏🏽
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) October 30, 2022
On Pakistan’s Samaa TV, the anchor reacted strongly to Amit Mishra’s tweet, saying that Babar showed a big heart and “a player named Amit Mishra is making fun of it”. The host said that Mishra’s comments were inappropriate, stating that it was like making fun of Babar.
Ye Bhi India Se Khela Hua Hai – Shahid Afridi
“Ye jo aap naam le rahe hain Amit Mishra, ye bhi India se khela hua hai. Ye spinner tha ki batsman tha? (This name you’re taking, Amit Mishra, he has also played for India. Was he a spinner or a batsman?),” Shahid Afridi responded
After being told he was a spinner, Afridi said, “Koi baat nahi. Chalein aage. This too shall pass. (Don’t worry. Let’s move on).”