Suresh Raina takes a subtle dig at Pakistan while congratulating India on Blind World Cup victory
Raina, who last donned the national outfit way back in February 2017 took a subtle jibe at Pakistan while congratulating India on their achievement.
Updated - Jan 21, 2018 3:18 pm
The Indian colts scripted history by winning the Blind World Cup after registering a comprehensive victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the summit clash. Four years ago, in 2014, India had defeated the same opponent to lift the trophy for the first time. The defending champions chased down a target of 308 with two wickets and eight balls to spare to clinch the title.
Following the victory, accolades poured in for the Indian team from all quarters. Indian batting star Suresh Raina also extended his wishes to the Indian team after they retained their Blind Cricket World Cup. However, Raina, who last donned the national outfit way back in February 2017 took a subtle jibe at Pakistan while congratulating Team India on their achievement.
The left-handed batsman took a dig at Pakistan’s dismal record against India in World Cups by writing ‘mauka Mauka’, which is a popular television advertisement campaign aired by Star Sports during the 2015 World Cup.
Taking to his Twitter handle, the 31-year-old posted, “Extremely happy, proud and most of all.. really inspired! Many congratulations #TeamIndia on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup. #MaukaMauka.”
You can see the Tweet below
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) January 20, 2018
Batting first, Pakistan put up a competitive 308 at the end of their innings. Badar Munir top-scored with 57 while Riasat Khan played a clinical knock of 48 runs. Skipper Nisar Ali made 47. In reply, India began in a cracking manner racing away to 111 for 1. However, they soon succumbed to the pressure and looked in danger of losing the game after Pakistan clawed their way back in the final stages by claiming three consecutive wickets.
Pakistan looked primed to avenge the loss they suffered four years ago. However, the pendulum swung in India’s favour after a wide delivery rolled on to the boundary and India won the thrilling contest and also finished the tournament unbeaten. India’s tally of two World Cup titles draws them level with the arch-rivals.