Throughout Pakistan’s final match of Cricket World Cup 2023 on Saturday, their skipper Babar Azam hogged the limelight for the mistaken cause. Pakistan’s sport which was in opposition to England kicked off with captain Jos Buttler successful the toss and opting to bat first. On the primary ball of the forty first over of the England innings, Shaheen Afridi dismissed Ben Stokes. Because the Pakistan gamers gathered to congratulate the bowler, Babar seemingly tried to place Mohammad Rizwan’s fingers down whereas the wicketkeeper was attempting to have fun the wicket along with his teammates.
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“Was he actually sad?” wrote a consumer whereas reacting to the video.
“Very unhealthy temperament …appearing like gully cricket captain,” wrote one other consumer.
“Conspiracy in opposition to Babar Azam,” was additionally among the many feedback.
England despatched Pakistan crashing out of the World Cup with a convincing 93-run win as Ben Stokes and David Willey helped their group finish their depressing title defence on a excessive in Kolkata on Saturday.
Stokes, who got here out of ODI retirement for the World Cup, scored 84 whereas Joe Root hit 60 to carry England to a powerful 337-9 of their 50 overs earlier than Pakistan folded on 244 in 43.3 overs.
“It is good to place in a great efficiency. It in all probability sinks in additional proper now. There’s heaps to replicate on,” mentioned England skipper Jos Buttler after his aspect did not make the knockout spherical.
Willey, who already introduced he’ll retire from worldwide cricket after the World Cup, eliminated Pakistan openers Abdullah Shafique (nought) and Fakhar Zaman (one) earlier than dismissing Agha Salman for 51 to complete with 3-56.
With Salman’s wicket, Willey additionally accomplished 100 wickets in his 73rd ODI.
Pakistan began the day needing to beat England by 287 runs to be able to squeeze into the semi-finals on web run-rate however that escape route was instantly closed when Buttler received the toss and selected to bat first.
Consequently, New Zealand turned the fourth group into the semi-finals and can face undefeated India in Mumbai on November 15.
A day later, Australia and South Africa will meet within the different semi-final in Kolkata.
(With AFP Inputs)
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