Famous Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar and Team India bowler Mohammed Shami are presently trending on Twitter after getting into a nasty argument there. After Pakistan’s painful 5-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup final at a crowded Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, a verbal spat between Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Shami erupted.
Millions of Pakistani fans, present and former players, including Shoaib Akhtar, were shocked by the outcome. After Babar Azam and his team were defeated, Shoaib Akhtar even used Twitter to express his feelings by posting an emoji of a “broken heart” on the social media platform. In response to Shoaib Akhtar’s remark, renowned Indian quick Mohammed Shami said that the Pakistan team’s defeat was due to “karma.” “I’m sorry, bro. Karma is the name of it, Mohammed Shami said.
Shoaib Akhtar was enraged by Mohammed Shami’s post, so he responded to the India bowler with a screenshot of a tweet from Indian cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle.
And this is what you refer to as a smart tweet. Credit to Pakistan, Akhtar remarked on Twitter beside a screenshot of Harsha Bhogle’s message. Few teams would have successfully defended 137 in that manner. best bowling group
Noteworthy is the fact that Mohammed Shami’s response to Shoaib Akhtar’s tweet was motivated. The inclusion of Mohammed Shami in the Indian cricket team’s T20 World roster had drawn criticism from the former Pakistani pacer.
After pace king Jasprit Bumrah was forced to withdraw from the illustrious competition owing to an injury, Mohammed Shami was added to the 15-player roster for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
In the first semifinal match in Sydney, Pakistan easily defeated New Zealand, and England advanced to the final by thrashing India by 10 wickets on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval.
The Three Lions simply outperformed the opposition in every aspect of the title match. Sam Curran’s superb bowling stats of 3/12 allowed Jos Buttler and company to restrict Pakistan to a subpar total of 137/8 in their opening innings.
Then, a masterful performance from Ben Stokes handed them their second T20 World Cup victory. Ben Stokes scored the winning runs off Mohammad Wasim’s final delivery of the 19th over while also remaining undefeated at 52.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, stated that his team needed at least 20 runs to win the match. He also cited Shaheen Shah’s injury, who was only able to bowl two overs before hobbling off the field.
“Congratulations to England team, we felt like everyone came here to support us, thank you so much. The way the team has gone in the last four matches, incredible. I told the boys to play their natural game, with freedom. We were 20 runs short but fight to the last over was unbelievable. Our bowling is one of the best but unfortunately Shaheen’s injury cost us a different result, but that’s part of the game,” Babar Azam said after Ben Stokes ended his side’s dream of winning their second T20 World Cup crown.
Babar Azam disagreed with Sunil Gavaskar, claiming that even if Shaheen Afridi hadn’t been hurt, Pakistan would still have lost the game.
“I don’t think so, as they didn’t have enough runs on the board. They were around 15-20 runs short. Had they got to 150-155, they would have had a better chance and their bowlers would have had a bit of a cushion,” Sunil Gavaskar told India Today.
“But I don’t think the 10 deliveries that Shaheen didn’t bowl would have made that much of a difference. Maybe Pakistan would have got another wicket, but England would still have won,” he added.
Their victory in the T20 World Cup was “amazing,” according to Jos Buttler.
“This is the icing on the cake, to win the T20 World Cup, just immensely proud. A long journey and a few changes, but we’re reaping the rewards. Fantastic tournament, Pakistan was a valuable time for the group, but this is a way away from the Ireland game,” Jos Buttler said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“Adil’s over was outstanding, he’s always the guy we throw the ball to to take something happen. It wasn’t easy at all, got away to a decent start which controlled the run-rate, and that man Ben Stokes was there at the end,” Jos Buttler added.
“He’s the ultimate competitor. In anything he does, a hell of a lot of experience to bank on, he timed it perfectly the impetus he and Moeen had took it away from Pakistan,” the England skipper claimed.