Twitter jubilant after Pakistan’s triumph over India
Outstanding performances by Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant opening partnership helped Pakistan romped to a 10-wicket triumph, a first-ever at the World Cup level over arch-rivals India on Sunday.
Chasing 152 for victory, skipper Babar Azam (68) and wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan (79) steered their team home with 13 balls to spare in front of 20,000 fans in Dubai and a global TV audience of hundreds of millions.
Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi set up victory with figures of 3-31 that restricted India to 151-7 despite a valiant 57 from Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Jubilant cricket fans poured onto the streets across Pakistan on Sunday to hail their team’s rout of India at the T20 World Cup in Dubai.
Fans danced and sang, shouting slogans of “Pakistan zindabad”, or “Long Live Pakistan”.
Meanwhile, on social media, Pakistanis shared some of the best moments from the match.
Congratulation Pakistan 🇵🇰
— Talal Speaks Cricket 🏏 (@TalalSpeaksCric) October 25, 2021
— Shah Malook Imranist 🇵🇰 (@ShahImranist) October 25, 2021
— Mehwish Qamas Khan (@MehwishQamas) October 25, 2021
— 🍁فرمانِ انتصار🥀 (@farmane_intesar) October 25, 2021
— Shahid jan (@Shahid53370729) October 25, 2021
Pakistan celebrities also heaped praise on Pakistan for their win.
Here’s a look at some of them.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) October 24, 2021
Humsafar actress Mahira Khan tweeted: “OUUFFFFFF!!! Heart is bursting with pride… waaaaah! ”
OUUFFFFFF!!! Heart is bursting with pride… waaaaah! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 #PakvsIndia
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 24, 2021
Pakistani singer Farhan Saeed also praised the national team.
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) October 24, 2021
Former cricketers and politicians also praised Pakistan for their historic win.
Well played Pakistan.
— Inzamam ul Haq (@Inzamam08) October 24, 2021
“Allhamdulilal” Great Win Champs♥️ Nation Is So PROUD Of You Boys🇵🇰. Convincing Win. So Calm & Calculative. Super Spell @iShaheenAfridi & Rest Of The Bowlers. #OneSidedAfair Well Done @babarazam258 & @iMRizwanPak Outstanding Captaincy #PakistanZindabad #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/9TeDwTwX7H
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) October 24, 2021
Congratulations to the Pakistan Team & esp to Babar Azam who led from the front, as well as to the brilliant performances of Rizwan & Shaheen Afridi. The nation is proud of you all. pic.twitter.com/ygoOVTu37l
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 24, 2021
— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 25, 2021
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 24, 2021
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