The Pakistan cricket team once again exceeded expectations with a stunning victory against Bangladesh during the Twenty20 World Cup by five wickets. Not only did they bag the big win, but the team has also qualified for the semi-finals, sending cricket fans and netizens into a frenzy.
On Sunday, the Green Shirts chased a rather modest score of 128 runs in Adelaide, Australia. The team was able to achieve their target with 11 balls to spare and join arch-rivals India in the final four from Group 2.
In celebration, PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulated everyone while lauding the Pakistan cricket team as well as the Netherlands, who won the match against South Africa. They beat South Africa out of the tournament with a 13-run victory, making way for the Green Shirts to qualify in the semis.
Singer Asim Azhar wrote, “You write us off, we come back stronger. You say we can’t do it, we do it like no other. You say we are done, we start again. You corner us down, we roar like tigers. This is Pakistan cricket.”
PTI Secretary General Asad Umar congratulated Team Green as well.
Cricketer Hassan Ali praised Shaheen Shah Afridi and Muhammad Haris’ performances.
Actor Ushna Shah recalled the 1992 World Cup, praying history repeats itself this year.
A Twitter user had a hard time believing that we’ve now qualified for the semi-finals.
Memes also made their way to celebrate the big win, including a virtual representation of the after-party in the dressing room.
The team qualifying was cause for celebration and shock.
The semi-finals are where you’ll find Team Green next.
Those who actually slept through the match, we feel sorry that you missed it out.
Who do you think Green Shirts will face next at the T20 World Cup?