On the eve of Pakistan’s World Cup final versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responded to the tweet with an appropriate response.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s tweet on Team India did not go over well with Indian fans. Shehbaz Sharif launched a scathing attack on the Indian team shortly after their humiliating defeat to England in the T20 World Cup semi-final match in Adelaide last Thursday.
The post quickly went viral, with the Pakistan Prime Minister receiving criticism for his tweet. On the eve of Pakistan’s World Cup final versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday, India veteran Irfan Pathan answered with a fitting response.
Ifran Pathan replies to Pakistan PM
England totally outclassed India in the semi-finals. The bowlers had kept the top order quiet, while the opening combination of Alex Hales and Jos Buttler denied the bowlers any scent of an opportunity, recording a record 170-run stand to finish the chase in just 16 overs.
Following the defeat, Pakistan’s Prime Minister tweeted, “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0 #T20WorldCup.” The first statistic represents total Pakistan achieved against India in their World Cup match last year. These were India’s only two T20 World Cup losses by ten wickets.
Irfan replied to the tweet on Saturday, saying, “Aap mein or hum mein fark yehi hai.” Aap dusre ke taklif se or apni khushi se khush. (This is where you and we differ. We are content with ourselves; you seek satisfaction while others are suffering. That is why you are not concerned with the well-being of your country).”
Pakistan will face England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
With both countries vying for a second T20 World Cup victory, and heavy rain forecast for the final match on Sunday as well as Monday, the trophy could be divided between the two sides.
Fans will be praying to the cricket gods for miraculous circumstances to allow the match to take place, even if it is only a 10-overs a-side affair.