Despite Pakistan’s decisive victory against Netherlands, netizens are disappointed by second innings

Despite Pakistan’s decisive victory against Netherlands, netizens are disappointed by second innings

Chasing a 92-run target, the Green Shirts finished in 14 overs with four wickets down.
Updated 30 Oct, 2022

Pakistan’s first victory in the T20 World Cup series ended up being a bittersweet one. Starting out strong with a vicious bowling attack and eagle-eyed fielding, the Green Shirts disappointed netizens with their batting despite the win.

On Sunday, Netherlands captain Scott Edwards won the toss and chose to bat first, not knowing what the Pakistani team had in store for him. After they restricted the overall target to 92 runs in total, the atmosphere was fuelled with excitement for Pakistani fans who expected a swift slam dunk. They saw the game wrapping up in 10 overs but to have it drag on for about four more led to backlash.

They celebrated Shadab Khan’s wickets, Haris Rauf’s lethal ball and Muhammad Wasim’s deadly yorkers but couldn’t help but talk about the “selfish innings”.

Fans found the loss in wickets unnecessary.

There was quite a lot of Babar bashing on Twitter but some fans stood by the captain despite a dip in his performance.

They even called for special arrangements to eradicate the nazar.

Despite it all, some players stood out as always.

Netizens are praying for Dutch batter Bas De Leede after Rauf’s deadly bouncer caused a facial injury.

It all comes down to fans shifting their focus on the India versus South Africa match today. They are rooting for the former to guarantee whatever slim chances remain for Pakistan to stay in the World Cup series.

Do you think India will beat South Africa? Let us know in the comments.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 30, 2022 05:17pm
Nothing succeeds like success.
BeTolerant Oct 30, 2022 05:42pm
Pakistan has no chance to even qualify for next round let alone win it!
Wahab UK Oct 30, 2022 06:00pm
Very unconvincing victory
Tahmad Oct 30, 2022 06:07pm
Rizwan or Shadab should be named as Pakistan’s T20 and ODI Captain and Sarfraz brought back as Test Captain and wicket keeper of Pakistan team. Babar should play as batsman in all three formats as one down.
KA Oct 30, 2022 10:22pm
Very non-professional attitude of Pakistan players. A lot needs to be improved. A Lot !
Abbas Naqvi Oct 30, 2022 11:40pm
Pakistan bating lacks confidence.
Danial Oct 31, 2022 12:21am
Boring win.poor captaincy .poor middle order except Shaan Masood but slow player fr twenty 20. Wat loser performance.shame on Babar n his selected player friends
MugalPrince Oct 31, 2022 01:09am
I am completely shocked that Pakistan won. Horrible performance by Pakistan in T20 WC. Pak Team from Captaincy to batting to bowling to fielding all zilch...
Asif Kidwai Oct 31, 2022 01:49am
India always makes sure that Pakistan does not qualify for the next round by throwing away the game. Not sure why anyone would expect the Indian team to beat South Africa to help Pakistan's chances.
Shahid Oct 31, 2022 04:08am
Pakistan does not deserve to be in the semifinals. Shan Masood may have scored some runs in these 3 matches but he does not belong to this format. I haven't seen a more selfish player in the whole T20WC tournament. This target must have been met in 8-9 overs.
Sayyam Qammar Oct 31, 2022 06:32am
We shouldn't blame India for loss. Our batting strength is been weak.
Kaka Oct 31, 2022 06:53am
Another 30 runs Netherlands would have won.
ABKhan Oct 31, 2022 10:30am
We have very slim chance of going into the next round, if we keep playing people like Shan, Haider and Asif Ali
AgedBaby Oct 31, 2022 12:05pm
@BeTolerant : Pakistan Don’t deserve to even qualify for next round let alone win it