Pakistan fan Sarim Akhtar who went viral during World Cup 2019 has a message for his team

His picture of standing with hands on hips had gone viral during World Cup 2019.

Sarim. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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During World Cup 2019, a meme template went viral which had a frustrated Pakistani fan. The Pakistan team’s performance was not delightful for their enthusiasts and everybody related to that picture. Even now, the template is popular on social media. The person in that picture is an avid Pakistani cricket fan, Sarim Akhtar and he now has a message for his team ahead of the England Test series.

In the picture, Sarim is standing with his hands on his hips and he is looking disappointed with his team’s performance. Such was Pakistan’s outcome from the tournament, they failed to qualify in the knockout stage. The team led by wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed was highly criticised for their shambolic run.

The subcontinent team has come a long way since then, they have changed the coaches, the captain a lot more and more importantly, the way they were addressing the game. They lost in Australia too but their new pace battery was appreciated by the whole cricket fraternity. Now after a long break due to the pandemic, it’s time for them to take on England where they levelled the series last time they went there and will be looking to clinch the series this time.

Play with pride and passion, says Sarin to Pakistan team

Sarin wished his team good luck before the start of much-anticipated excursion in England. He urged the team led by skipper Azhar Ali to play with pride and passion. “Arey yaar! Bas Kar! Ek sal ho Gaya! (Stop it, it has been a year!), ” he said.

“The Pakistan team have come to England for a Test series! Wow, what an exciting time! Well a simple message for Pakistan, play with pride and passion. Last time we had drawn the series and this time we have to win. With a simple message, if the ball is outside off let it go,” he concludesd. The video was shared by the official Twitter handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Pakistani team reached England last month to obey the quarantine guideline. The team is in a bio-secure bubble as per the ICC protocols. All eyes will be on the new pace bowling guns and Babar Azam. The right-hander has played only one Test in England and it will interesting to see how the star batsman handles the testing conditions. The first Test of the three-match series is set to commence on Wednesday in Manchester.