India’s humiliating defeat to England in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 has got the world talking. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales partnered up to dominate the 169-run chase at the Adelaide Oval. The two guided England to a 10-wicket victory to book a place in the finals against Pakistan.
After the match, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took to Twitter to troll India for their loss. “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0,” he tweeted. Notably, in the 20-20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets while chasing 152.
Now, former Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan has hit back at the neighbouring country’s Prime Minister. He slammed him for his comments and advised him to focus on doing better for his country.
“Aap mein or hum mein fark yehi hai. Hum apni khushi se khush or aap dusre ke taklif se. Is liye khud ke mulk ko behtar karne pe dhyan nahi hai. (That’s the difference between you and us. We are happy with our joys and you with others’ sorrows. That’s why focus on bettering your nation),” he replied back.
Aap mein or hum mein fark yehi hai. Hum apni khushi se khush or aap dusre ke taklif se. Is liye khud ke mulk ko behtar karne pe dhyan nahi hai.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 12, 2022
Pakistan and England prepare for the finals of the event
In the meantime, dark clouds loom over the final of the 20-20 World Cup 2022 between Pakistan and England. Rain is expected to disrupt the finals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The World Cup organisers, however, have changed the final’s playing rules to give teams more time in the event of rain delays.
Rain is expected to fall on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The Event Technical Committee has increased the amount of reserve day playing time because more showers are expected on the reserve day (November 14).
If more time is needed to complete the match and obtain a result, two hours have been added to the original provision of two hours. The game must have 10 overs per side to obtain a result. If no 10-over-per-side competition is held, Pakistan and England will be declared joint winners.