Cricket is an interesting sport, and for Pakistani fans the game has proven to be a little bore more captivating as the green shirts are on a roller coaster journey in the World Cup 2019. From staying on a streak of losses to defeating top teams like England and New Zealand, Pakistan has done it all and yet nothing at times.
This time around Pakistan’s participation in semi-finals depended on arch rival India’s victory against England. Much to Pakistani fans’ dismay, India – who had undefeated till yesterday – lost the match against the host by 38 runs and gloomed the chances of Pakistan’s spot in the semi-finals. Pakistan now stands at number four on the WC Points Table.
While Pakistan still has a chance to victory by defeating Bangladesh in its last group match as they hope New Zealand beats England in their last match, it is down to the wire and the game could be anyone’s.
However, internet witnessed Pakistani fans cheering for the Indian side – an unlikely scenario occurring once in a blue moon – and as India started drawing close to defeat, Pakistani fans lost their patience with the neighbors.
Social media was then having a field day as India’s Dhoni and Pandya shattered hopes of both neighboring countries. Pakistanis had nothing better than to pour their hearts out in Tweets like below:
Unbelievable batting by Dhoni.. didnt even try to win it…even Pandiya lost it in the end before he got out…commentators cant beleive it.. fans cant believe it…
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) June 30, 2019
— Ayesha Noor 🌸 (@ayesha_noor_) June 30, 2019
— Sαυrαßh ρατhαk (@pathak_says) June 30, 2019
Dear Dhoni fans
Even your own Legend #Ganguly knew exactly what this #matchfixer @msdhoni was doing
#NasserHussain #sanjaymanjrekar also.
Every commentator was in shock. Being a fan is good. Being ignorant isn't#TeamIndia#CWC19#ENGvIND#MatchFixedHai#indiavsEngland pic.twitter.com/8dLKI7dHkq
— AFAAQ 🇵🇰 (@AfaqShafiq) July 1, 2019
— Rana Shazib (@RmShazib) June 30, 2019
While some were finding hope in the gloomy day.
Don’t worry peeps! India also lost from england in 1992 and then england lost from New zealand.
Don’t panic, every thing is going according to the plan. 😁#indiavsEngland
— Sana Amin (@SanasBucket) June 30, 2019
It is now a few more games between England, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan till the fate is sealed. Pakistani fans are now looking up to Kiwis to save them from dismissal in the World Cup 2019.
— Xami Niazi🌍 (@Xamy_99) June 30, 2019