Pakistan fan watches match on wedding night in US, ICC shares post
Unfortunately, Pakistan lost that match by seven wickets in Canberra.
Updated - Nov 6, 2019 4:17 pm
In Pakistan, cricket is followed keenly and there’s no dearth of excitement when a match is taking place. From 2009 to 2015, the nation couldn’t witness international cricket due to security concerns. But once the sport returned to the country, the fans embraced it with both arms. Irrespective of what is the occasion, a die-hard supporter in Pakistan hardly misses out on watching the sport.
Of late, a fan by the name of Hasan Tasleem showed his immense love for cricket, so much that even on his wedding night, he caught up with some action. On Tuesday, November 5, Pakistan and Australia locked horns in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
After trying the knots, he came back home in Detroit, Michigan, for a traditional ceremony. As soon as the couple came home, the match in Australia started. The supporter said that he resorted to staying awake in the odd hours in order to see Pakistan play while he was in North America.
In the meantime, the International Cricket Council (ICC) posted the photo where Hasan was seen, watching the game on Willow TV. The apex cricket board captioned their tweet and wrote, “Here’s a message we got from a fan in the US #CoupleGoals You know it’s love when …”
Here is ICC’s post
Here's a message we got from a fan in the US 👫#CoupleGoals
You know it's love when … pic.twitter.com/4YuGImuXjW
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2019
Not a happy day for Pakistan
As far as the encounter was concerned, the visiting team, led by Babar Azam slumped to a defeat by seven wickets to concede a 1-0 lead to their opponents. The Men in Green won the toss and elected to bat first, after which their skipper stood tall yet another time. Babar backed up his half-century at the Sydney Cricket Ground with another masterful fifty, and got out in the 16th over.
After his dismissal, Iftikhar Ahmed hammered the bowling, scoring 62 off 34. He was severe on speedster Kane Richardson. In the run-chase, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Irfan got rid of David Warner and Aaron Finch. But Steve Smith didn’t allow any sort of pressure to build. At number three, Smith notched 80 off 51 with 11 fours and a six to take the Aussies home.