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‘Some things never change’ – Indian fans brutally troll Pakistan for their comical run out

Playing against arch-rivals India in the first semifinal of the U19 World Cup 2020, Pakistan innings witnessed a comical instance as both the batsmen ended up at the same end.

Qasim Akram and Rohail Nazir
Qasim Akram and Rohail Nazir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan is one cricket team that has always been dominated by unfit players which have affected their fielding and running between the wicket. There have been numerous occasions when the Men in Green have taken the cricket universe by surprise with their comical mistakes on the field.

Also, with the likes of legendary Inzamam-ul-Haq and recently-sacked skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, among others, Pakistan cricket team has been the home to some of the game’s slowest runners. That, in turn, has always provided the Indian fans with an opportunity to rage a funny banter with their Pakistani counterparts on social media. And it seems the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team is enduring a similar fate as well in the ongoing World Cup in South Africa.

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Pakistan batsmen end up at the same end against India

Playing against arch-rivals India in the first semifinal of the U19 World Cup 2020, Pakistan innings witnessed a comical instance as both the batsmen ended up at the same end to witness a bizarre runout. Captain Rohail Nazir, who had steadied his team’s ship after early wickets hit them hard, and Qasim Akram got involved in a terrific goof-up and his wicket was eventually sacrificed during the 31st over.

As soon as the video of the incident surfaced on the social media, fans went berserk and the Pakistani colts were subjected to some harsh trolling on Twitter, especially by the Indian fans.

Earlier on the day, after opting to bat first at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, Pakistan suffered a shaky start and lost two wickets inside the first powerplay. While Sushant Mishra got the wicket of Mohammad Huraira, Ravi Bishnoi sent home Fahad Munir for a duck.

Opener Haider Ali and captain Rohail then held the fort for almost 20 overs for their third-wicket partnership of 61 runs. However, Haider lost his wicket after making 56 off 77 balls.

But the skipper continued with his gritty knock and tried to build another partnership with Qasim before the latter was victimised by that comical run-out. Rohail played a captain’s knock of 62 off 102 deliveries.

Other than middle-order batsman Mohammad Haris’ fiery innings of 21 runs in 15 balls, no other batsman then managed to touch the double-digit score. The Indian bowlers wreaked havoc and kept on taking wickets at regular intervals to bundle Pakistan out for 172 with almost seven overs to spare.

Here are some of the reactions:

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