India versus Pakistan or India versus ‘chacha’? Iftikhar Ahmed as batsman wins over netizens

India versus Pakistan or India versus ‘chacha’? Iftikhar Ahmed as batsman wins over netizens

A new hero emerges from the Green Shirts in the T20 World Cup match.
23 Oct, 2022

Another day, another Pakistan versus India match and another unpredictable tug of war of a performance by the Green Shirts, having us feel all kinds of things. Speaking of unpredictable, the batsman who shone the brightest among the Pakistani team was not Babar Azam or Muhammad Rizwan, rather, Iftikhar Ahmed. Pakistani Twitter can’t help but apologise for all the times they doubted “chacha”, hailing him as hero.

India won the toss in the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday and chose to bowl. Chasing a 160-run target set by the Green Shirts was not as easy as expected — the Pakistani team gave them a hard time, keeping the balls from crossing the boundaries.

While the Green Shirts’ fielding soothed our hearts, their batting was had us heads in hands, afraid to look at the screen. The players made us anxious, save for some — Melbourne Cricket Ground is witness to the brilliance of chacha, who hit sixes at the most crucial time, invoking hope in the hearts of disheartened fans.

Make room chacha, your family is growing.

Who’s laughing now?

Gamechanger, indeed!

Forget man on the match, chacha is the crush of the match.

Aside from Ahmed’s batting, there were some sharp wickets that had us swooning, we must say. Naseem Shah’s fiery wicket, the RizBar partnership getting players out without even realising it themselves and Haris Rauf’s catches through ninja leaps are visions we will carry with us long after the match ended.

If you heard the crowd chanting every time Naseem and Shaheen took to the field, the Shah supremacy will become self-explanatory.

The start of the second innings had Pakistani fans floating on a cloud.

It’s during Kohli’s batting that things got a bit tense and we weren’t so sure anymore.

The ending had us hanging onto each ball, not sure where this was going to go. One thing is for sure, it was super exhilarating.

All that’s left to say is, tum jeeto ya haro, humen tumse pyar hai.


VINIT Oct 23, 2022 05:21pm
Another redemption was for Arshdeep's just another day of cricket
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Oracle Oct 23, 2022 05:21pm
India's nail-biting victory against Pakistan in World Cup has the twitterverse on the edge.
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Baba Oct 23, 2022 05:26pm
Exceptional match. One of the best thrillers
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Kashmir wala Oct 23, 2022 05:29pm
Pakistan defeated, IND won. Let us celebrate Diwali. King Kohli's 80 against Pakistan,a Diwali gift
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Naked Sadhu Oct 23, 2022 05:35pm
Pakistan needs little adjustment in the team . Bring in Mohammed waseem in place of Asif ali and Azam khan for Rizwan .
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Raju Oct 23, 2022 05:43pm
and then what happened?
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 23, 2022 05:50pm
Well played Iftikhar. As always, keep it up and hang on tough.
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Vijay B Oct 23, 2022 05:57pm
Yes your "chacha" performed well, but was super ceded by India's Virat Kohli who single-handedly scored over half the runs needed to lead his team to a most exciting victory un-beaten till the last ball and the last run put his team over the top?
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Zak Oct 23, 2022 05:58pm
Under corrupt PDM, no one will win, too demoralising, no zeal like under IK.
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Abbotabadi Oct 23, 2022 06:08pm
It's unfortunate that someone has to loose and someone has to win. At the end the team with better strategy and strength goes through. Today Pakistan's fast bowling was not as effective as Indi, s.
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TPA Oct 23, 2022 06:58pm
India is a far superior team
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amir _ indian Oct 23, 2022 07:27pm
Happy Diwali
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BHASKAR JYOTI DAS Oct 23, 2022 08:13pm
waah waah...... the end of the article matches the end over of the match.....kudos to "dawn team".
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Khan D Oct 23, 2022 09:00pm
What just happened.
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Abbasshah Oct 23, 2022 09:30pm
You started very well ,kudos.
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Mango Kashmiri,Srinagar Oct 23, 2022 11:37pm
@Raju India won with 12 player of umpires who was biased and favored indian cheat .
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Mango Kashmiri,Srinagar Oct 23, 2022 11:41pm
@TPA for Namibia and scotland , but for Pakistan,it is an ordinary team like zimbabwe . Watch the game again then evaluate if your assessment of superiority is correct.
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Ahmed Hasan Oct 24, 2022 12:11am
@TPA right.. that's why they won mainly because of a wrong decision of a no ball.
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Ahmed Hasan Oct 24, 2022 12:12am
@Vijay B thanks to the wrong decision of a "no ball".
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Pathanoo Oct 24, 2022 05:00am
it's a game of cricket. Pakistan can win too.
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Sunil Oct 24, 2022 05:01am
But dadajee took the match away. Always trust in seniors.
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Shahid Oct 24, 2022 05:02am
Iftekhar Ahmad has the capacity and talent to become a master blaster who can score quick runs but our over all defensive mentality is stopping him to play his shots. He must understand that if you play like, you did today and even if you succeed to play such innings once a six matches, no one can push you out. Look at Asif Ali, only because he could hit 2 or 3 sixes against Afghanistan a year ago, he is still being dragged along. If I was him, I would play my shots and score runs at about 150 SR.
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Ishan Garg Oct 24, 2022 06:11am
Your Chacha had performed well, but India had its Tau for that day.
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akramlodhi Oct 24, 2022 06:33am
Reminds me of Indian women's 7th Asia cup win.
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Umesh Oct 24, 2022 07:07am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad The world felt that Kohli played far better.
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Give anything Oct 24, 2022 07:33am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad hang on tough?
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