India had a poor outing against Pakistan as the Babar Azam-led side thrashed them by 10 wickets in their first game of 20-20 World Cup. First, the bowlers rattled Indian batters with outstanding bowling before Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan piled on the agony with an unbeaten 152 run stand. Indian bowlers had no answers to the Babar-Rizwan duo as the pair looked in no troubled and milked runs at ease. Of all the Indian bowlers, Mohammed Shami was the most expensive and gave away 43 runs in 3.5 overs.
Post the loss, a section of Indian fans couldn’t control their emotions and vented out their frustration by abusing Mohammed Shami on social media. The Indian cricket fraternity was taken back by the outrage against Shami and slammed the trollers for specifically targetting the fast bowler. Virender Sehwag took to Twitter and said Mohammed Shami has more India in his heart than the online mob. Yuzvendra Chahal, VVS Laxman, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra, Harsha Bhogle among others also came out in Shami’s support.
Other Indian players also came to Shami’s rescue.
Meanwhile, the loss has put India in a spot of bother. The team needs to beat New Zealand to boost their chances of semi-finals. If New Zealand beat India and Pakistan beat New Zealand, India’s campaign can be in trouble.