Babar Azam after Pakistan’s loss to Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup 2023© AFP
Former captain of England cricket team Michael Vaughan took to social media to brutally troll Pakistan after their shock defeat to Afghanistan in the 2023 Cricket World Cup in Chennai on Monday. Pakistan were completely outplayed by Afghanistan who chased down the target of 284 runs with three batsmen scoring half-centuries after a brilliant show from the spinner Noor Ahmad. Vaughan referred to Pakistan team director Mickey Arthur‘s comments regarding the team’s unofficial anthem ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ not playing at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad when they were defeated by hosts India on 14 October.
“I guess ‘Dil Dil’ Pakistan wasn’t played in Chennai today,” Vaughan wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Earlier, Arthur complained about Pakistan’s lack of ground support during the match against India, but his comments were heavily criticized by pundits and fans alike.
Coming into the game, Afghanistan put up a stunning batting and bowling display to hand Pakistan a stunning eight-wicket defeat in the Cricket World Cup 2023.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 23 October 2023
Skipper Hashmatullah Shahidiwith a 45-ball 48 not out hit the winning boundary as Afghanistan bettered their highest ODI chase of 274 against the UAE in Dubai in 2014.
The win is Afghanistan’s first ever over Pakistan in eight ODIs and came eight days after their shock victory over defending champions England in Delhi.
(With AFP inputs)
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