Twitterati troll Mohammad Yousuf for picking Pakistan as favourites to win the World Cup in 2019
He was of the opinion that winning the Champions Trophy in 2017 will work in favour of Pakistan.
Published - Aug 9, 2018 3:01 pm | Updated - Aug 9, 2018 3:01 pm
ICC World Cup is all set to get underway next year in England as the 10 teams are gearing up for the ultimate glory. The conditions in the country have left the experts divided on who will lift the title. Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf recently tipped the Men in Green to win the World Cup after 26 long years considering their recent performances. However, Twitter has trolled him hilariously for his opinion as they have termed Pakistan as the most unpredictable team.
Yousuf was all praise of the bowling attack of Pakistan as he felt that they have the quality to stem the run-flow on the flat decks in England. Moreover, he also went on to say that winning the Champions Trophy last year will work in favour of the Sarfraz Ahmed‘s men during the mega event next year.
“I think Pakistan are the favourites. I say that because I feel they have the best bowling attack, particularly on flat tracks. When I say best, I mean they have the best-balanced attack. An attack which can take wickets regularly and not let the opposition settle,” he had said.
No Zimbabwe in the World Cup
Twitterati was quick to pounce on Mohammad Yousuf for his comments as they reminded him that Zimbabwe will not be playing the World Cup. Pakistan, during their recent tour, were ruthless against the depleted Men in Red and whitewashed them in the five-match ODI series.
It was a run-fest for them as their talented opener Fakhar Zaman smashed a double century in one of the games. Many also criticised the point of playing the series as there was no fight from the opposition at any point in any of the matches. However, prior to this series they toured New Zealand in January and were whitewashed by the home side in the five-match series.
Many of the Twitter users reminded Yousuf of Pakistan’s humbling loss against New Zealand and cleared that they are not at all close to winning the World Cup in England while some of them also termed that they were lucky to win the Champions Trophy.
Here’s how Yousuf was trolled:
He has clearly lost his Misplaced mind … I guess he is getting such hallucinations
— Deepak (@deepakap0630) August 9, 2018
Zimbambey se jeete hai..Aur inko world cup nazar ane laga..😂lol
— Gaurav Awasthi (@GauravA69935057) August 9, 2018
— CookieCutter (@Prez22) August 9, 2018
— हेमन्त मिश्र (@ihemant_mishra) August 9, 2018
Someone tell him that Zimbabwe will not be playing the world cup 😂😂
— Rahul Acharya (@Rahul_270981) August 9, 2018
They are clearly not the favorites. The favorites are England and India by far.
— Sykin (@sykinakawaqar) August 9, 2018
बोलने से पहले अपनी टीम की रेटिंग तो देख लेता।।
— नवाब साहब🐘 (@nawabsahab001) August 9, 2018
Sahi he, baaki saare to gilli danda hi khelne aaenge na,, kich bhi.
— gau (@gau78196489) August 9, 2018
Reallyy!!!! After playing against Zimbabwe👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/CrueJd1d86
— Mr.Anonymous (@MrAnony47098926) August 9, 2018
अब ये विश्वकप जीतने लगे?? pic.twitter.com/pYqPWWajzg
— प्रतीक सिंह 🇮🇳 (@Prateek22069004) August 9, 2018
Lol.. Tell him "world cup" doesn't mean Zimbabwe 😂😂
— Bhargava B (@bhargava_badda) August 9, 2018
Good… Sapna dekhna achi baat hai😂😂
— Jyoti Ranjan Dash (@JyotiLipun2210) August 9, 2018
He is totally MAD.he shouldn't forget his father #INDIA.
Afghanistan will beat Pakistan.
— SHUBHAM ANAND🇮🇳 (@shubham91552641) August 9, 2018
World cup main Zimbabwe nahi khel rahi hai
kya aisa sapna dekhte ho
— 🇮🇳Sachin🇮🇳🕉️ (@Sachins1147) August 9, 2018