Twitter reacts to Fakhar Zaman scoring his maiden half-century
Pakistan in great position to reach the semis, only Pakistan can lost from now
Published - Jun 12, 2017 8:50 pm | Updated - Jun 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Who would have thought that a fruit from the Pakistan Super League, by the name of Fakhar Zaman, would go on to steal the limelight at a major ICC event? Even in the final match of the round-robin league, the four semi-finalists of the tournament is not decided yet as Pakistan and Sri Lanka is currently fighting for the last berth of the Champions Trophy.
A man named Fakhar Zaman came in and played a blinder of a knock, coming in place of the more reputed Ahmed Shehzad, to steal the show against a quality opponent such as South Africa. Michael Vaughan was quick to tweet his appreciation of the knock by asking the Pakistan think tank about where they were hiding the explosives from Zaman all the while.
At a time when the people of Pakistan where questioning the stature of the side when compared to other countries, especially after the humiliating loss against their arch rivals, the young brigade of men in green have stood up while giving a ray of hope to their masses that they would witness their side, battling it out in the semi-finals against the home team.
Fakhar Zaman played a blinder of a cameo which eventually made the difference along with the one of Shoaib Malik, which helped Pakistan overhaul the Proteas by the assistance of DLS method and rain. He scored 31 at a rapid pace when he was an unknown commodity from Pakistan Super League no one knew of. Striking at a rate of 134, he smashed five boundaries.
Today, eying a spot at the semi-finals, he took his side to a position from where they are expected to win easily over Sri Lanka. He scored his maiden half-century in One-Day cricket and ensured that there are many more to come. Earlier in the day, the pace trio of Pakistan brought back time when Waqar, Wasim and Shoaib Akhtar used to terrorise opponents with their pace and swing. One can only hope that Hassan Ali, Mohammad Asif and Junaid Khan take over their role in the coming years of Cricket
Let us see how Twitter reacted to the innings
Fakhar Zaman is a good find for Pak. It would be great to see him get a big score today.
— Maz Bonafide (@MazBONAFIDE) June 12, 2017
Kohli who ??
Oh the one who plays like Fakhar :')#FakharZaman
— Phupho (@Phuppho) June 12, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad after watching Fakhar Zaman's performance pic.twitter.com/ghJcBzyjnK
— SuFii ..?? (@iSofyaanRajput) June 12, 2017
Someone should advise the non-Pakistani commentators to use the name Zaman rather than Fakhar. Will avoid PEMRA taking notice. #JustSayin
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) June 12, 2017
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 12, 2017
FAKHAR OF HOUSE ZAMAN, FIRST OF HIS NAME, KING OF THE OPENERS, STRIKER OF THE BALL, TIMER OF THE SHOTS, SCORER OF THE RUNS, LORD AT CARDIFF
— nma. (@namaloomafraaad) June 12, 2017
— SAJ (@ImSajRizvi) June 12, 2017
#PAKvSL Is it only me who thinks that Fakhar Zaman resembles to Abid Sher ali?
— Muzammil Mughal (@MuzammilMughal5) June 12, 2017
Imagine Sharjeel Khan and Fakhar Zaman as the opening pair and crushing every single bowling line up ??
Missing Sharjeel ? #PAKvSL
— Abdur Rehman Khalid (@_ARKsays) June 12, 2017
Just imagine guys if fakhar zaman & sharjeel start opening for Pakistan babar azam at no 3 and haris sohail at no 4 miss u sharjeel#PAKvSL
— Omer Choudhary (@Omerchoudhary2) June 12, 2017
— Sohail Ahmed Arain (@SohailArain1994) June 12, 2017
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) June 4, 2017
thx god ahmad shahzad career is over, thanks fakhar you the real MVP
— Ali (@AleyFarooq) June 12, 2017
— Daniyal Mirza (@Daniyal7471) June 12, 2017
After watching Fakhar Zaman batting Ahmad Shahzad be like:- pic.twitter.com/6kZbQLnLmO
— Faisal Butt (@Faisal__Butt) June 12, 2017
— Nazrana Ghaffar (@NazranaYusufzai) June 12, 2017
Fakhar is single handedly fucking both Ahmad Shahzad and Sri Lanka,first international fifty for him. Go big boy
— Controversial Rana (@RmShazib) June 12, 2017
— Subحan Insafian (@Subhan_Insafian) June 12, 2017
— AZEEM ✌ (@Big_A12) June 12, 2017
Fakhar Zaman is not like Afridi. He is more in the mould of Warner and Sehwag, proper batsmen who bat aggressively.
— Sheraz mehmood (@SMehmood_) June 12, 2017
Fakhar zaman for part-time batting coach
— Ahmed (@fuzziogic) June 12, 2017
Fakhar Zaman reminds me a bit of @SGanguly99 especially that off side play
— Waqar Masood (@WaqarMasood) June 12, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad after watching fakhar zaman's innings be like: "Acha tu phir mein na hi samjhon. ":3
— Bilal? (@BaeBold) June 12, 2017
— Mohammad Irfan (@BDzire) June 12, 2017
Among the available lot,Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman are perfect opening combination of Pakistan
— Awais Satti (@awassatti) June 12, 2017
— Kashif Amin jatoi (@kashif_jatoi) June 12, 2017