In the T20 World Cup 2022 final match, England defeated the Pakistan cricket team by a margin of five wickets. Heartbroken by the game’s outcome Pakistan’s, one of Pakistan’s most renowned former pacers, Shoaib Akhtar, even used the broken-heart emoji on Twitter after the team’s loss. Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami responded to Akhtar’s comment by tweeting that it was “karma.”
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After defeating New Zealand, the Pakistan cricket team advanced to the final. On the other side, England advanced to the final after dominating India by a margin of 10 wickets. In the summit match, Jos Buttler’s team defeated Babar Azam and company despite the fact that they failed to register a match-winning total.
Social media was soon flooded with comments from former cricket players and fans, but Shami’s response to Akhtar’s message had gone viral.
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“Sorry brother It’s call karma,” Shami tweeted, reacting to Akhtar’s emoji.
Later, Akhtar quoted a statement from Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle on the match and wrote, “And this what you call sensible tweet,” in reply to Shami’s tweet.
“Credit to Pakistan. Few teams would have defended 137 the way they did. Best bowling team,” Bhogle wrote.
The major point in Pakistan’s downfall was Shaheen Afridi’s injury. After the match, even the captain, Babar Azam, acknowledged the same.
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“Congratulations to England, they deserve to be champions and fought well. We felt like home here, got great support at every venue. Thanks for your support. Yes, we lost the first two games but how we came in the last four games was incredible. I just told the boys to play our natural game, but we fell 20 runs short and the boys fought well with the ball. Our bowling is one of the best attacks in the world. Unfortunately, Shaheen’s injury put us off, but that’s part of the game,” Aazam said in the post-match ceremony.
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The Pakistani crowd yearned for a repeat of 1992 when Imran Khan’s team made history at this very location, but Babar Azam’s team’s batting let them down as 137 for 8 was never going to be sufficient.
Similar to the 2019 ODI World Cup, the seasoned Ben Stokes (52 not out off 49 balls) led the pursuit despite some shakiness, while a composed Moeen Ali (19) served as the perfect counterbalance.
To reclaim the championship they had won in the West Indies in 2010, they completed the target chase in 19 overs.