Pakistan’s hopes for World Cup 2023 semifinal qualification have been shattered as New Zealand registered an enormous win towards Sri Lanka on Thursday, November 10. New Zealand all however sealed a spot within the semifinal to hitch India, South Africa and Australia, and ended Pakistan’s wait to achieve the semis since 2011.
Babar Azam-led facet is going through the defending champions England of their final recreation of the event on Saturday. They’ll nonetheless qualify for the semifinal in the event that they register a win by a margin of 287 runs which appears an inconceivable process towards a mighty facet just like the Three Lions.
After New Zealand’s win on Thursday, cricket followers trolled the Pakistani staff for getting nearly knocked out of the semifinal race. The legendary Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag additionally took a hilarious dig on the Pakistani facet and a knocked-out Sri Lanka facet. He added that the Sri Lankan staff ‘performed like Pakistan’ after receiving help from the latter towards New Zealand.
Sehwag posted a Tweet with an image saying ‘Bye Bye Pakistan’ and added, “Pakistan ki khaas baat hai ki jis staff ko Pakistan help karti hai, woh staff Pakistan ki tarah khelne lagti hai. Sorry Sri Lanka.” The previous opener additionally wrote, “Pakistan Zindabhaag. Have a secure flight again residence.”
Earlier within the event, Sehwag criticised Pakistan after their embarrassing loss towards Afghanistan in Chennai on October 23. Pakistan did not defend 282 runs and suffered the first-ever ODI defeat towards their neighbours. A defeat led to Pakistan followers and cricketers giving varied excuses for his or her performances on the World Cup.
“Pakistan is an unpredictable facet however the best way they’ve been making lame excuses for his or her earlier defeats, this was definitely on the playing cards. Simply didn’t concentrate on their many weaknesses. What a proud day for Afghanistan, got here shut many occasions however right this moment crossed the road,” Sehwag had stated after Pakistan’s defeat towards Afghanistan.
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