Irfan Pathan issues clarifications for ‘GRACE padosiyon ke bus ki baat nahin’ tweet

 Irfan Pathan issues clarifications for ‘GRACE padosiyon ke bus ki baat nahin’ tweet

Irfan Pathan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan has stormed into the final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. In the first semifinal played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 9, the Green brigade annihilated the Blackcaps by seven wickets. With this win, the 2009 winners qualified for the final of the tournament after 2009. Notably, they played the final of the first two editions of the tournament – in 2007 and 2009.

Meanwhile, after the win, the 2007 20-20 World Cup winner Irfan Pathan took a dig at Pakistan fans. He took to Twitter and spoke about the ‘non-gracious’ celebration of Pakistani fans after winning. He wrote “Padosiyon jeet ati jaati rehti hai, lekin GRACE apke bas ki baat nahi hai. (Neighbours, winning and losing is part and parcel of the game but grace doesn’t come naturally to you),”

Irfan Pathan faced the ire of the Pakistani fans

The former all-rounder’s Tweet spread like a wildfire. It took minutes for the fans to troll him on the micro-blogging website. After this, the left-hander issued a clarification by saying that his previous Tweet wasn’t meant for any player. “And this is not for the player. NEVER,”

An India-Pakistan final on the cards?

After Pakistan’s win, the Indian fans are looking forward to an India-Pakistan final. The 2007 winners will play against the 2010 winners, England on November 10 at the Adelaide Oval. Talking about both teams, they have played in World Championship twice with India winning two and England winning one. The first time both teams played each other in a knockout was the 1983 ODI World Cup semifinal.

Four years later, the Three Lions returned the favor in the ODI World Cup semifinal. In 2013, they played each other for the 2013 Champions Trophy title which the MS Dhoni-led side won by five runs. This was the last time India won a World Championship title. Since then, India has been falling short in knockouts. This time around, they would look to change this pattern which will start with winning the upcoming semifinal against the Jos Buttler-led side.


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