New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took his Twitter handle and mocked the Indian team after England outplayed them. He wrote, “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0 #T20WorldCup.”
So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0 🇵🇰 🇬🇧 #T20WorldCup
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 10, 2022
In the semi-final encounter between India and England, the English side chased down the total without losing any wickets. Similarly, last year Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets while chasing 150 in the 2021 T20 World Cup. During a press conference, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam was asked about such social media posts.
“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 Babar.
“Ofcourse, the similarities are there. We will try to win the trophy, it is a big honour for me to lead this team and especially at this big ground. We will try to give our 100 per cent and win. We did not start well, but the way team came back, they fought like tigers. We will look to continue from here and we will look to give our best,” said Babar during a pre-match press conference.
Pakistan will be locking horns against England in the finals of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.
England Squad: Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Tymal Mills, Philip Salt.