Friday, December 1, 2023

Pak PM takes a cheap shot at Indian team; slammed on social media

Team India suffered a major upset after getting beaten by England in the 2nd semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Thursday. The team’s loss became the talk of the town for the sporting world as they are the No 1-ranked T20I team in the world and were the only team to win four matches in the Super 12 stage of the ongoing tournament in their group. While Twitter was flooded with reactions to England’s win and India’s upset, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also jumped into the trolling party.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif put out a tweet saying, “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0”. It is pertinent to mention that India suffered a 10-wicket loss to Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and another defeat by the same margin at the hands of England which ended their campaign in the 2022 edition. With his tweet, PM Sharif referred to both teams’ scores against India, while implying that Pakistan and England will now clash in the T20 WC summit clash on Sunday. 

Meanwhile, Shehbaz’s tweet went viral within no time and was also criticised by netizens, who wondered how the Prime Minister spares time for joining the troll wagon on social media. “Prime Minister of a Country,” a user wrote while reacting to the tweet with eyes emoji. Another user said, “Are you Prime Minister of Pakistan or Prime Comedian?”. At the same time, there were several other users on Twitter who ended up trolling the Pakistan PM for throwing shade at the Indian team. 

Coming back to India vs England, T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final, India ended up on the losing side after failing to defend their first innings total of 168/6. While Virat Kohli scored 50 off 40 for India, Hardik Pandya’s 63 off 33 boosted India’s total. However, the Men in Blue seemed ordinary in the second innings as the English openers Jos Buttler and Alex Hales punished the bowling lineup to secure a 10-wicket win in just 16 overs.

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