Following India’s embarrassing 10-wicket defeat at the hands of England in the semi-finals of the 20-20 World Cup, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took a dig at the Indian team and compared their defeat with Pakistan’s 10-wicket win over the Men in the Blue in the 2021 edition of the marquee tournament.
Sharif tweeted “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0”, mocking the team, which eventually didn’t go well with the Indian fans on Twitter. They called Sharif out but much couldn’t have been said as in the match, the duo of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales absolutely hammered the Indian bowlers and made the chase look easier than it actually was. The English boys ultimately chased 169 runs with 24 balls left in the second innings.
However, amidst all these, Pakistan captain Babar Azam revealed that he didn’t see the tweet yet but revealed Pakistan’s intention to win the 20-20 World Cup for the second time in history.
I have no knowledge of it: Babar Azam
“There is no pressure as such. But, sorry to say I didn’t see this tweet so I have no knowledge of it. But yes, we just try to give our best against the opposition,” said the skipper in the press conference on the eve of Pakistan’s match against the Jos Buttler-led side.
Now, even though there’s a lot of buzz regarding the grand final between Pakistan and England, the play may get affected because of rain. As per the meteorological department of Australia, there’s a high chance of rain in Melbourne on Sunday, November 13. To add to that, the chances of rain remain high for the reserve day as well.
However, as per the rules, if there isn’t enough cricket played including Sunday and Monday, both sides will be sharing the prestigious trophy and it will be for the first time in history that something like this will be recognised by the cricket governing body. However, a minimum of ten overs need to be played in order to crown a champion at Melbourne Cricket Ground.