Pakistan and India in a standoff always involves a lot of nerves and excitement and this match was no different. With netizens glued to their screens, the play-by-play was documented on Twitter, each catch, drop and run inducing a range of emotions in all of us. The end particularly had us on the edge of our seats — it’s all worth it though because the Green Shirts won this one. Congratulations Team Pakistan!
Pakistan chased a 182-run target set by India in their Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2022 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Green Shirts won the toss and chose to bowl first which felt like a good omen up until players were injured or diverted from their usual performance, driving fans mad with the will they-won’t they suspense about the second innings.
With a strong batting line-up, the Blue Shirts really gave their opponents — and their opponent’s fans — a hard time.
The match progressing had us like:
Kohli back in form just in time for this match didn’t help matters either.
Prayer circles were initiated.
And they worked their magic — albeit after a century’s worth of runs.
Many questioned whether this was the same Naseem Shah who reminded them of Shaheen Afridi’s bowling last Sunday.
And quite a few were disappointed in Fakhar Zaman for dropping an important catch.
Pakistani team’s batting didn’t live up to their expectations either.
Some chose to protect their sentiments by turning off their screens.
The true problem.
There were, however, moments that made the fans’ spirits rise.
How nervous were you during the match? Let us know in the comments!