Wasim Akram. Photo- Twitter
Wasim Akram. Photo- Getty

Last Update on: October 28th, 2022 at 11:13 am

Legendary Pakistan National Cricket Team pacer Wasim Akram has expressed his shock over the defeat of the Men In Green by 1-run against the Zimbabwe National Cricket Team in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

The 24th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 saw the battle between Babar Azam’s Pakistan National Cricket Team and Craig Ervine’s Zimbabwe National Cricket Team at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Thursday, October 27.

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Zimbabwe won the toss in the match and they elected to bat first. The decision wasn’t necessarily a good one for the side as they were restricted to 130/8 by the Pakistan bowling unit. Pacer Mohammad Wasim shined with the ball as he bagged 4 wickets. Also, Shadab Khan picked up three wickets and Haris Rauf took one wicket.

Chasing the target, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan failed for the second consecutive time in the multi-nation tournament. The struggle of the middle-order batters continued and they could only manage to score 129/8 in their 20 overs.

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram. Image-PTI

Meanwhile, the Pakistan National Cricket Team pace-bowling great Wasim Akram was left gutted by the result of the match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

“What a shocker,” tweeted Wasim Akram.

Just a sheer disappointment– Kamran Akmal

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan. Pic Credits: Twitter.

The 40-year-old Pakistan National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal showered praise on Team Zimbabwe for their brilliant performance against Pakistan. However, he was disappointed to see the Men In Green face defeat.

“You guys deserve this celebration..very well played.the way you boys defended 130 runs target was just so amazing..Congrats @ZimCricketv @SRazaB24 short of words for team Pakistan just a sheer disappointment #PAKvsZIM #T20WC2022,” Kamran Akmal tweeted.

Pakistan National Cricket Team, who are on the verge of getting knocked out of the tournament, will next take on Netherlands National Cricket Team in a do-or-die encounter at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday, October 30.

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