World Cup 2019: Aakash Chopra mocks Sarfaraz Ahmed after Pakistan’s loss to Australia
After Sarfaraz's tall claims, Pakistan lost the match to Australia.
Updated - Nov 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Pakistan lost to Australia in their latest match in the ICC World Cup 2019 by 41 runs at the Taunton ground. On the back of a decent bowling effort, the Pakistani team had managed to hold Australia to a score of just over 300 runs. But their batting couldn’t manage to chase the score down, as the Aussie bowling came to fore in crunch situations.
Before the match, Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed had made big claims about his unit after they defeated hosts England having posted 348 runs on the board. Eoin Morgan & Co couldn’t manage to overhaul the total despite centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler and the result came in as a big relief for the Pakistan fans after West Indies had demolished them by 105 runs.
Aakash Chopra makes fun of Sarfaraz’s claims
On the eve of the Australia match, Sarfaraz had claimed that every team is scared of Pakistan. Further, he went on to state that Pakistan, itself, is scared of their own team because of the unpredictable nature of their game. The keeper-batsman managed to take the team close to Australia’s total with the tail-enders but ended up 41 runs short.
Chopra meanwhile, took a dig at the Pakistani captain saying,” Every team is scared of Pakistan—Sarfraz. I’m sure Pakistan is equally scared of the Pakistan that turned up today to play against Australia.” This was a dig at the unpredictable nature of the Men in Green.
Every team is scared of Pakistan—Sarfraz
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 12, 2019
Pakistan had limited Australia to 307 with David Warner making 107 and Aaron Finch contributed 82, thanks to Mohammad Amir’s 5/30. However, the Pakistan team had a bad start losing Fakhar Zaman for a duck and despite a fifty from Imam-ul-Haq and contributions from Mohammad Hafeez (46), Sarfaraz himself (40), Hasan Ali (32) and Wahab Riaz (45), they fell short of the total, thanks to Mitchell Starc’s two wickets in the 45th over.
The war of words has just started as India and Pakistan are preparing to clash at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 16. Pakistan has never won a game in six World Cup meetings against India.