Twitter Reactions: Fakhar Zaman perishes for a painful nine-ball duck
He didn't have it easy by any stretch of the imagination against Rohit Sharma and Co.
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Back in June 2017, Pakistani left-handed opening batsman Fakhar Zaman murdered the Indian bowlers and scored his maiden century in One Day Internationals. The scintillating knock also helped the Men in Green romp to a stupendous 180-run victory against their age-old arch-rivals in the final of the Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval in London.
Thereafter, he went from strength to strength and racked up runs at will for his national team. In Pakistan’s erstwhile ODI series against Zimbabwe, he became the fastest batsman to accomplish 1000 runs in the 50-overs format. However, the North-West Frontier Province-born player couldn’t quite replicate his form in the ongoing Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Bhuvneshwar nips out Fakhar
In the first match against Hong Kong, he started in an impressive manner, but right-arm off-break bowler Ehsan Khan found his bottom edge, leading to the batter’s dismissal. In the second match against India at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, he was expected to be one of Pakistan’s gun batsmen, mostly owing to his incredible run of late in the 50-overs format.
However, he didn’t have it easy by any stretch of the imagination against Rohit Sharma and Co. Jasprit Bumrah kept him quiet and Fakhar played the over out without scoring a single run. He played out a couple of deliveries from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as well. In the first delivery of the fifth over, he tried to break the shackles and take the fast-bowler on.
He went for the pull shot, but couldn’t get on top of the delivery. The ball hit the splice of his bat and went straight up in the air. Yuzvendra Chahal settled under it and did no mistake whatsoever in grasping the leather. Eventually, he perished for a duck after playing nine deliveries. Following his dismissal, Twitter severely trolled him for his rare failure.
Here is how Twitter reacted
After watching fakhar zaman and imam_ul_haq perfomance in pak vs india match pic.twitter.com/7UaSsML6mZ
— Chau._.Dhary_Trolls🔥 (@FaizanH26476208) September 19, 2018
— Clay Jensen ᶻᵉʳᵒ (@iamtnvr_) September 19, 2018
— Vaibhavbansal (@vaibhavbnsl21) September 19, 2018
Hey Fakhar Zaman this is not zimbabwe. #INDvPAK
— Mohammed Safwan (@iMoosabhai) September 19, 2018
Fakhar zaman missed his double century by 200 runs😀😀😀😀😀
— Bean kumar🇮🇳 (@valorbharat) September 19, 2018
First duck for Fakhar Zaman in international Cricket after 40 innings. #INDvPAK
— Fazal 🇵🇰 (@Faxal_Aslam) September 19, 2018
@shoaib100mph where is 200 of fakhar zaman you Said very confidentiality….. feel sorry for Pakistan 😂😂😁😁😉
— shivesh Saxena (@shiveshSaxena2) September 19, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 19, 2018
Fakhar Zaman can't even tolerate these low grade bowling. Bring back Zimbabwe already! #INDvPAK
— Weird Shit (@wieredshit) September 19, 2018
Fakhar Zaman jaise batsman hamare yhaa gali gali me paida hote h and they compare him with virat 😭#INDvPAK
— Տαղα Ƙнɑղ.🇮🇳 (@VKsSana) September 19, 2018
why Fakhar zaman was soo defensive..Shame ..he also following some of the lost players like Nasir jamshed etc
— NaCiiR (@nasir22161584) September 19, 2018
You have to praise Indian bowlers plan execution against Fakhar Zaman.
— saeed. (@LePathaan) September 19, 2018
— Keshuv Huria (@Keshuv_With_a_U) September 19, 2018
— Mr PerFAKEtionist (@parthology) September 19, 2018
FAKHAR ZAMAN THE GOAT OF CRICKET GONE ON DUCK DUCK DUCK
— fernweh (@justacrazyass) September 19, 2018
Pakistan opener and Champions Trophy hero Fakhar Zaman out for a duck. Indians avenge the thrashing from this left-hander that crashed their hopes of winning the Champions Trophy
— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 19, 2018
Fakhar Zaman OUT
This time it's not a no ball#IndiavsPakistan
— Ziddi (@tera_pyoo) September 19, 2018
— Dream11: Royalchallenger 👑 🏏 (@D11_WIN_COMBO) September 19, 2018