With the nation glued to the TV screens on one of the hottest days of the year, they were expecting the Pakistan Cricket team to put in a good show against India, and hopefully secure a win in the process. Unfortunately, as it turned out, Pakistan couldn’t do either. Instead, the fans got to witness a toothless performance, proving exactly why the team is placed 8th in the rankings.
With the Indians batting first, a solid display from Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan saw them put on a good opening partnership, with both going on to cross the 50 mark. Ordinary bowling from the Pakistanis, coupled with questionable decisions made by captain Sarfraz Ahmed did not make things much complicated for the Indian batters, as Kohli and Yuvraj SIngh went on to score a quickfire 90 run partnership to help India cross the 300 mark. In reply, as Pakistan often do while chasing, lacked solidarity and composure required in a pressure game, losing out, embarrassingly, by 124 runs.
The bragging rights belonged to the Indians over on social-media:
— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) June 4, 2017
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) June 4, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 4, 2017
— Tribal Sapien (@tribalsapien) June 4, 2017
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) June 4, 2017
— Rajesh Savarna (@RajeshSavarna) June 4, 2017
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) June 4, 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 4, 2017
That was too easy for India. Pakistan played like a No.8 side. Congratulations India, superb victory.#INDvPAK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 4, 2017
The Pakistani fans could hardly tolerate what they saw:
— Waleed Baig 🇵🇰 (@WzeeHere) June 4, 2017
— Ayesha Khalid (@ayeshakhalid7) June 4, 2017
Hard Talk:Weak in skill, low on energy, confidence missing..hence no ‘kill’ in the Pak game…like bowlers like batsmen..#PakistanVsIndia
— Nasim Zehra (@NasimZehra) June 4, 2017
— Republic of (@DesiOptimystic) June 4, 2017
Ansar Abbasi has got a point!
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) June 4, 2017
Imran Khan too..
Pak cricket cannot be fixed if the Chairman of the PCB is not appointed on professional merit.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 4, 2017
So what’s next for the team?
As if the Indians weren’t enough, Pakistan will come up against the mighty South Africans on June 7, Wednesday. South Africa will be coming into the game on the back of a dominating 94-run win over Sri Lanka. With Imran Tahir set to torment the country of his birth, Pakistan has a very uphill task of progressing further into the competition.
How do you think our team will do against South Africa? Do they have it in them to bounce back? Let us know by commenting below..