On Wednesday, several former cricketers praised Pakistan’s facile victory over New Zealand in the first semifinal of the 2022 T20 World Cup. On social media, Imran Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ian Bishop, and others expressed their support for the group. Some celebrities, including Shoaib Akhtar, expressed their opinion that the victory increased the likelihood of a decider between India and the Babar Azam-led team.
On Thursday, the Indian cricket team, which Rohit Sharma captains, will play England in the second semifinal. If Team India triumphs in that match, it will face Pakistan in the World Cup final for the first time since 2007.
Imran Nazir, a former Pakistan cricketer, used the occasion to make fun of Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batter. After Pakistan entered the final, he tweeted a picture of Amitabh Bachchan and tagged Jaffer. Where have we arrived? “Guess Karo kahaan hai hum.” — This inscription was made on the image.
Jaffer responded with a single funny phrase, “Lahore?” His response is now widely known.
Speaking about Pakistan vs. New Zealand semifinal, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam both smashed half-centuries as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets and advanced to the Twenty20 World Cup final on Wednesday, closing in on a second championship with one more victory. In the decisive match on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, they will either face England or India.
At the Sydney Cricket Ground, Pakistan set the tone with some disciplined bowling and razor-sharp defending that held New Zealand to just 152-4.
In front of 36,443 fervently pro-Pakistan supporters, Rizwan (57) and Azam (53), in a 105-run opening stand, destroyed the vaunted Black Caps bowling attack. Mohammad Haris’ 30 off 26 balls helped finish a well-deserved victory with five balls to spare despite a tense finish after both fell.