Twitter ridicules Imam-ul-Haq after dropping Rohit Sharma’s sitter
Rohit was playing on 14 then and is looking good for a half-century now.
Updated - Sep 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Pakistan posted a total of 237 runs after opting to bat first against India thanks to Shoaib Malik‘s valiant 78-run knock. The score though looks under par given the fact that the pitch in Dubai plays much better under the lights. They needed their bowlers to pick early wickets to put the opposition under some serious pressure. But the bowlers always need their fielders to support them which didn’t happen once again for the Men in Green as Imam-ul-Haq an easy catch of Rohit Sharma.
The Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma looked at ease from the word go. The new-ball duo of Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi couldn’t make much of a difference as they played some delightful strokes to put their opponents in trouble. The former especially was severe on anything loose and once again took the charge even as the skipper and his partner looked to take his time early on.
Chance goes begging
Pakistan wanted early breakthroughs to put India under the pressure and when a realistic chance came, their fielders let them down. The sixth over of the innings saw Imam-ul-Haq dropping one of the easiest catches he will ever get. Shaheen Afridi was bowling well and troubling India’s captain. After bowling a series of pace deliveries, the left-arm pacer slowed one down swiftly to catch the batsman by surprise.
Rohit played a drive early in the anticipation and the ball went in the air straight to the cover-fielder where Imam was stationed. The bowler had almost started to celebrate only to see his teammate drop the sitter. Imam just couldn’t get rid of the ball and failed to catch even on the rebound to leave his captain Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated.
Pakistan dropped a couple of catches off the same bowler in the previous game as well which almost cost them the game. This time around it is Rohit who was batting on 14 when dropped and is still playing now looking good for yet another half-century.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the shoddy catching:
Shaheen Afridi's pre-match request to his team-mates "please bhaiyon, ek pakadna, meherbaani hogi…" Such a fine prospect but no support in the field.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 23, 2018
— Zunair Iqbal Nasir (@Zinasir) September 23, 2018
Imam-ul-Haq badly needs binoculars and boom boom bubble gum for hand massage.
— Zalim Zalmi (@srzalmi) September 23, 2018
Shaheen Afridi to Imam-ul-Haq : pic.twitter.com/bRaGPayFX8
— Faizan Tweets. (@FaizanMemes) September 23, 2018
— Yaqoob Nohri (@yaqoob_nohri) September 23, 2018
— Danish Aslam Khan (@kdanish07) September 23, 2018
When Imam Ul Haq was asked by the reporter that if he sleeps a lot like his uncle Inji, he trolled the reporter
Now caught sleeping in the field, reporter was right in asking a genuine question.#AsiaCup2018 #PAKvIND
— Shekhar Singh (@ShekharSuman20) September 23, 2018
— -_- (@Phatvangun) September 23, 2018
— Roman. (@Romy760) September 23, 2018
Imam ul haq giving tough fight to his uncle Inzmam ul haq’s Fielding standards. #PAKvIND
— Ashutosh🏏 (@THANDiiBeer) September 23, 2018
— Muhammad Nabeel (@Muhamma59788173) September 23, 2018
THOSE WHO ARE HERE IN PAKISTANI CRICKET TEAM LIKE IMAM-UL-HAQ
ON SAFARISH SHOULD BE ELIMINATED pic.twitter.com/z0zA5fvl4x
— KHAWAJA HAMARE (@HamareKhawaja) September 23, 2018
— Salman Ganai (@listenSalu) September 23, 2018
— Talha Salman (@talhasalman340) September 23, 2018
Stupid piece of nepotism
— Moin Bashir (@MoinBashir1) September 23, 2018
Unable to concentrate – Imam ul haq….. Catch dropped pic.twitter.com/hPXxtK13hB
— Gopal Thakur (@gthakur203) September 23, 2018