PAK vs ENG: ‘Pakistan Ne Issi Tarah Pichle Saal India Ko Maara Tha’: Shoaib Akhtar Responds After Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan Show With The Bat

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On Thursday night in Karachi, Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets after completing an incredible run chase. Pakistan captain Babar Azam led the 200-run effort with his second T20I century, while Mohammad Rizwan added an impeccable 88 from 51 balls. They had such an impact that the hosts were able to end the game with three balls remaining.

Social media was flooded with congratulations shortly after Pakistan’s top two batsmen put in an impressive performance. Nasser Hussain, a former England captain, poked fun at previous criticisms of Babar and Rizwan, but Wasim Akram, a legendary fast bowler, was blown away by the captain’s performance, which followed a string of low scoring totals.

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Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan Photo by (Asif HASSAN / TBEN)

Shoaib Akhtar greets Pakistan team after dominating England win

Shoaib Akhtar, who was on fire after Pakistan’s loss in the Asia Cup final, was extremely excited about the achievement. He was in such a good mood that the huge chase was reminiscent of Pakistan’s performance over India at last year’s T20 World Cup.

Babar Azam Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam Mohammad Rizwan Image Credits: Twitter (PCB)

Pakistan ki specialty yeh thi ki they won without losing a wicket. Aur yeh Pakistan ne pehle dafa nahi kiya, Pakistan ne India k kilaf issi tarah hi yaad hoga woh pichle saal Hindustan ko maara tha.

(The specialty behind Pakistan’s chase was that they made it without losing a wicket. And this is not the first time Pakistan has achieved this, I hope you remember how Pakistan beat India last year)” heard the former Pakistani speedster say in a video shared on Twitter.

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When Mohammad supports Rizwan, fire ignites in Babar Azam: Shoaib Akhtar

However, Akhtar raised questions about Pakistan’s middle order, who was exposed against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final.

Jab Rizwan ki thodi support milti hain then kindle the fire in Babar. Aur mujhe lagta hain in the coming time Pakistan ka jo middle-order hain, jiski main bat karta rehtha huun ki waha pe thodi weaknesses hain, Pakistan ko cater karna chahiye, dekhna chahiye.

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Babar Azam
Babar Azam Image Credits: Twitter

Aur subcontinent ki wicket yaha pe 200 pe 200 hona normal cheez hain (If Rizwan supports the fire in Babar, it kindles. But Pakistan has to look around their middle order because it has a weakness.

And it is normal for both sides to stack 200 on the board when matches are played in the subcontinent).” the ex-cricketer continued.

With the win, Pakistan has leveled its run of seven matches, which is currently at one. The first match was won by England by six wickets.

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