Pakistan fell short against England who eventually eased past their opponent in the highly anticipated final at the T20 World Cup final at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on November 13 (Sunday).
While batting first, Pakistan could only manage to post 137 on board which was comfortably chased by England courtesy of a brilliant batting performance by Ben Stokes.
However, minutes after England lifted their second T20 World Cup title, prolific Pakistan and Indian speedsters indulged into brief Twitter banter.
While Shoaib Akhtar posted a ‘broken heart’ emoji on Twitter, Mohammed Shami lashed out at the legendary Pakistan pacer by commenting ‘It’s called Karma.’ Meanwhile, the former Pakistan cricketer didn’t take that response lightly as he soon shared a quote by popular Indian cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle.
Taking to Twitter, Harsha Bhogle praised Pakistan bowlers for putting up a brave fight against the world-class batting side of England and claimed the formers ‘best bowling unit’ in the world.
“Credit to Pakistan. Few teams would have defended 137 the way they did. Best bowling team,” tweeted Harsha Bhogle.
Notably, Shoaib Akhtar shared a screenshot of the same tweet from Harsha Bhogle and schooled Shami by suggesting that ‘And this what you call sensible tweet.’
Check out the Twitter exchange here:
Speaking of the final clash, Pakistan bowlers led by Shaheen Afridi produced an incredible show at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium as they bowled good lines & length and kept taking crucial wickets at regular intervals.
Shaheen delivered the first breakthrough to Pakistan as he clean-bowled Alex Hales in the first over with a beautiful inswinger.
29-year-old speedster Haris Rauf too bowled brilliantly as he bagged two wickets in the game, while Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan and Md. Wasim Jr finished the game with one wicket each.
However, Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 52 off 49 turned the game on its head as the Englishmen stayed till the end and played the winning shot for his team. Sam Curran was adjudged Player of the Match and Series for his incredible bowling throughout, picking up 13 wickets in six innings.