Photo of Muhammad Sarem Akhtar’s reaction after his fall during the 2019 International Criminal Court hearing cricket Globalism The cup match between Pakistan and Australia went viral with many on social media calling him the ‘frustrated Pakistan fan’.
On Sunday, another video of a Pakistani fan’s reaction began gaining views after Sam Curran Muhammad Nawaz was sent off in the 2022 World Cup Final at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
The ICC shared a comparison video for both fans, with the caption – “I thought this sounded familiar!”.
Curran and Adil Rashid cast superb spells as the English bowlers put in a superb bowling performance to tie Pakistan 137/8 in 20 times.
The MCG track had just enough bounce and speed but my top bowling performer (Curran and Rashid) did just the opposite. Rashid flew and lowered his speed to 75 km/h while Curran sped between 126 km/h to 130 km/h making it difficult to score goals for the Pakistani hitter.
Picked up first in overcast conditions, Curran (3/12) was impressive up front and on death row while Rasheed (2/22) amazing in the middle as England’s meticulous planning and tactics, especially in the second half of the innings, meant they didn’t Let Pakistan slip out of their hands at any stage.
With the forecast rain remaining at bay, England produced a disciplined and economic bowling game to frustrate the 2009 champions who never took off, with 38 Shan Massoud the highest result.
Curran was fatal, as he was responsible for Muhammad Radwan, Masoud and Muhammad Nawaz.
Adil Rashid’s leg rotation also proved decisive, as Mohammed knocked out the dangerous goalkeeper with the opening ball and then got a small gate from Babar Azam to finish with a score of 2-22.
Joss Butler’s England aim to become the sport’s first-ever white ball champion after winning over 50 World Cups in 2019. Both teams are eyeing a second T20 title after Pakistan’s success in 2009 and England’s title a year later.
(with inputs from agencies)