Shane Warne believes Pakistan ‘favourites’ to win T20 World Cup

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25th Oct, 2021. 02:59 pm
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Shane Warne (File Photo)

Following Pakistan’s resounding win against India, Australian legend Shane Warne believes that Pakistan is now the “favourites” to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Shane Warne was among millions of cricket lovers who were blown away by Pakistan’s clinical performance.

“What a statement Pakistan just made in the ICC T20 World Cup. Now favourites in my opinion after that emphatic win over India. Just a super all round and impressive performance,” tweeted the former leg spinner.

On Babar Azam, Warn shared that the Pakistani skipper “continues to enhance his reputation as one of the best batters in the world in all forms” of the game.

Pakistan rout India at T20 World Cup

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan smashed unbeaten half-centuries as Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets on Sunday to register a first win over their arch-rivals in a Twenty20 World Cup.

Chasing 152 for victory, Babar (68) and Rizwan (79) steered their team home with 13 balls to spare in Dubai.

Left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi set up victory — Pakistan’s first over their neighbours in six attempts in the tournament — with figures of 3-31 that restricted India to 151-7 despite a valiant 57 from Kohli.

Babar reached his fifty with a six off spinner Varun Chakravarthy.

Rizwan raised his fifty with a boundary off pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah and then raced past his captain, hitting six fours and three sixes in his 55-ball knock.

Babar hit the winning runs to turn a new page in Pakistan-India rivalry.

In front of 20,000 fans in the stadium and a global TV audience of hundreds of millions, Afridi set the tone.

He struck the first blow with an express delivery that swung in to trap Rohit Sharma lbw for a first ball duck.

The 1.98 metre bowler got KL Rahul with a delivery that came in sharply to take the batsman’s thigh pad and rattle the stumps.

Kohli scored his 29th T20 fifty to help the team rebuild before being caught behind off Afridi as Pakistan dismissed the star batsman for the first time in a T20 World Cup game.