Will Sarfaraz Ahmed become PM in 2045? asks Shashi Tharoor over Pakistan’s eerie 1992 WC parallels
He was startled after Pakistan defeated New Zealand.
Published - Jun 29, 2019 10:53 am | Updated - Nov 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Pakistan have stunningly made a comeback after winning only one game in their first five matches. The team had to face the wrath of the fans after losing against the arch-rivals India but they are looking good to make it through to the semis. Interestingly, the 1992 World Cup parallels are being drawn now as the sequence of results of that event and the ongoing World Cup are exactly same.
Pakistan started by losing to the Windies and then out of nowhere, defeated the favourites England before their next game against Sri Lanka was washed out. The Men in Green then went down meekly to Australia and India and have now made a stunning comeback by getting the better of the teams like South Africa and New Zealand.
The sequence of results have been the same and accordingly, the Pakistan fans are hoping for Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men to lift the trophy in the end.
Shashi Tharoor’s tweet after Pakistan’s win over NZ
Pakistan’s triumph in 1992 World Cup against all the odds saw Imran Khan, the captain, lifting the trophy and exactly after 26 years, the same cricketer went on to become the country’s Prime Minister. Meanwhile, the Indian Politician Shashi Tharoor took a funny dig at Sarfaraz Ahmed after Pakistan’s win over New Zealand a couple of days ago.
He was actually startled with the eerie parallels which are being drawn with the 1992 World Cup and went on to state, according to that, the Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz will go on become the PM of the country in 2045. “This is so weird and it just got weirder: Pakistan won their 7th game, against a hitherto undefeated NewZealand! Does this mean they will win #CWC2019? Or as a wag suggested, that @SarfarazA_54 will become PM of Pakistan 26 years from now?” his tweet read.
This is so weird and it just got weirder: Pakistan won their 7th game, against a hitherto undefeated NewZealand! https://t.co/BUzX1Jmiz3
Does this mean they will win #CWC2019? Or as a wag suggested, that @SarfarazA_54 will become PM of Pakistan 26 years from now?
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 26, 2019
At the moment, the Men in Green are playing against Afghanistan and are looking the favourites to clinch the game. Their last game will be against Bangladesh which will be most probably the do or die for both the teams. However, for that to happen, India should beat England on Sunday and then Bangladesh should beat India. Pakistan though have a great chance to make it to the knockouts if they continue to play in the same vein.