Shadabians unite to give Shadab Khan a boost of support post Asia Cup loss

Shadabians unite to give Shadab Khan a boost of support post Asia Cup loss

Pakistani Twitter is filled with messages of love and support for the cricketer.
13 Sep, 2022

Shadab Khan fans have flooded Pakistani Twitter with only one message on their metaphorical banners to let their hero know they have his back — behind you Shaddy.

The Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka brought with it a bundle of hope but the loss left us with a lot of mixed feelings. For some, the disappointment was too much to take and it had to be directed somewhere. Khan, who missed some crucial catches, became one of the punching bags but this difficult time has only proved Shadabians overpower the haters.

After the match on Sunday, the cricketer took to Twitter to share his remorse over the way he performed, apologising to fans. He also hyped up his teammates, those who stood out on the field and congratulated Sri Lanka. “Catches win matches. Sorry, I take responsibility for this loss. I let my team down. Positives for team, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz and the entire bowling attack was great. Rizwan fought hard. The entire team tried their best. Congratulations to Sri Lanka.”

Khan’s fans rushed to comfort him and the tweets were all filled with messages of positivity and support.

They pointed out that he gave it his 100% despite an injury and commended him.

Fan edits were curated from the moment of a missed catch that captured Khan’s disappointment and captain Babar Azam’s concern.

Fans appreciated Sarfaraz Ahmed’s support for the player.

They said if you’re not there for Khan at his worst, then you don’t deserve him at his best.

Some flying pics of his best catches also made it to the TL.

Coincidence? We think not.

We wish the player a speedy recovery for his comeback in the T20 World Cup next month.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 13, 2022 03:25pm
Please remember for rest of your life the centuries old axiom in cricket, "catches win matches."
M. Saeed Sep 13, 2022 03:44pm
Our Asia Cup team lost it's sheen under Babar Azam's failure of form influence. We must get our players out of that Jinx.
Rizwan H. Sep 13, 2022 03:54pm
Mediocrity apart, this is unprofessional. They are not playing tape ball cricket to be excused for such mistakes year on year.
Asfand Sep 13, 2022 04:06pm
3 greatest let downs BABAR, FAKR AND SHADAB
Anonymouseee Sep 13, 2022 04:57pm
We stand proud of our team Pakistan. Win and loss happens all the time. Pakistan did beat India and Afghanistan which was well worth it.
Syed Hasni Sep 13, 2022 05:11pm
Did he dedicate the finals to the Muzloom Awam of SriLanka ? Pakistanis are so happy with him since he dedicated the win against HK to them
Rizwan Sep 13, 2022 05:57pm
Luck and destiny is keeping Pakistan at arm's distance these days in every field, not that destiny and luck ever embraced Pakistan.
Pakistan Zindabad Sep 13, 2022 06:19pm
The most overrated player of the last 50 years
Sib Sep 13, 2022 07:01pm
We all have off days!!! Keep your head high!
Pandu Sep 13, 2022 07:24pm
The nation is sinking on one hand and on the other, elite Pakistanis are enjoying playing and watching cricket in a useless championship.
Riz Sep 13, 2022 08:27pm
Shadab is no doubt a great sportsman and will bring more success for Pakistan in future however he should have taken rest once he got hit hard on head by the ball. More over its failure from the Captain and doctors who did not took him out of the field. Head injuries cause imbalance and failure to judge distance etc., which is what happened with Shadab without him knowing that. Emotions over following process. Hope we learn from this.
Shuda Sep 13, 2022 08:39pm
This game was lost when Shadab tried to overdo it. Just a little advice to Shadab and Babar stick to your game not try to over do it.
Sarai Alamgir Sep 13, 2022 09:06pm
We lose the WC21 cup, it was Hasan Ali, now Shadab is apologising, when will our team members just play to their potential and win us a cup, enough of, sorry this, sorry that. This final match was lost due to individuals not performing and Babar captaincy.
M. Emad Sep 13, 2022 09:41pm
Defeated cricketers.
Dr Malaria, Palat Popat Sep 13, 2022 10:22pm
As you reap what you sow
Suresh Sep 13, 2022 10:51pm
@Anonymouseee both beat each other with same numbers
Ali Raza Khan Sep 14, 2022 01:04am
WOW. I still cannot believe people are backing him up. I get the drop catch, and poor performance in the match, however, I still can't understand why would he run after the ball when Asif or whoever was trying to catch it, and Shadab messed up for him as well. No wonder Pakistan is in the mess. Reminds me of why Sheriff, and Bhatto/Zardari are still in power.
Budnaam Sep 14, 2022 01:31am
Why Hassan Ali was not included in the team ????
Reader Sep 14, 2022 01:58am
Instead of praising and apologize drama, team should have basic protocol of whoever is catching the ball should call out loud so this kind of gully cricket mistakes don’t happen.
Realistic Sep 14, 2022 08:23am
Result is zero, we lost
Vicky Sep 14, 2022 10:26am
Superb effort. Like Pakistan , on a collision course .
Zeeshan Sep 14, 2022 10:35am
An average player but a good sport.
abu talib Sep 14, 2022 10:48am
Un- Professionalism, they won't have the attitude how to perform in the big matches, make blunder at the crucial time/point by the captain himself. When the half of the batters gone (Sri-Lankan) our captain gone defensive, & let them off the hook. (The turning point isn't)
Ed Sep 14, 2022 11:13am
Shadab, will you model for my Tooth paste commercial?!