T20 World Cup 2021: Wasim Jaffer puts forth a hilarious analogy as the semis knock on the door
Six teams are still fighting for two spots in the semi-final of the mega event.
Updated - Nov 6, 2021 1:02 pm
Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer has churned out a rib-tickling, yet serious analogy ahead of the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021. 37 matches in the mega event have taken place and only five games remain before the knockout stage gets underway. England, Australia, South Africa from Group 1 and New Zealand, India, Afghanistan from Group 2 are fighting for a place in the semis.
The Brits, led by Eoin Morgan, are all, but through to the next round mostly due to their incredible net run rate of 3.183. Their final Super 12 match is against South Africa on Saturday, November 6 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pakistan, captained by Babar Azam, is the only team, who have officially qualified for the next round after winning their first four matches.
Congested points table in the T20 World Cup
India are next set to face Namibia on Monday, November 8 at the Dubai International Cricket. While a loss would see them getting knocked out, a victory won’t assure them a berth in the semis. For India to qualify for the semis, they have to beat Namibia and also hope for Afghanistan to get past the Kiwis. They are then most likely to face the Brits, the probable table-toppers from Group 1.
Barring some miraculous occurring, one of South Africa and Australia will face Pakistan in the other semi-final. Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, Namibia and Scotland are the teams, who have already been knocked out of the tournament.
In the meantime, Jaffer uploaded a picture of an iconic scene from the movie ‘Dhamaal’, released way back in 2007 to explain the semi-final scenario of the World Cup. The scene featured Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jafferi and Ashish Chaudhary. The legendary Sanjay Dutt was also a part of the film where he played the role of a police officer.
Jaffer captioned the picture and wrote, “Current situation: India and AUS not only need to win but need AFG and ENG to win too for certain/easier passage.”
Wasim Jaffer’s tweet
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 6, 2021
On Friday, November 5, India beat Kyle Coetzer’s Scotland by eight wickets in Dubai and climbed to third in the points table in Group 2. The fact that they won with 81 balls to spare helped them get their net run rate above Afghanistan and New Zealand’s.