Pakistan’s cricket team just lost their first test match against New Zealand, with the Kiwis scoring a 4 run win against team Pakistan. This is the first of three test matches being played in Abu Dhabi between the teams and because team Pakistan started off very good, leading many to believe that they were going to win the match, this sudden downturn in their performance has come as quite the shock to many fans’ systems.
After team Pakistan lost their match, people began saying they were inspired by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent statements in support of taking U-Turns
Our team was on its way to win the test match. Then they decided to take a U-turn to prove they are all great leaders. We lost the match by 4 runs. pic.twitter.com/RYvGpD4IOz
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) November 19, 2018
U TURN By Pakistan Cricket team. pic.twitter.com/Jptf5ZDfTm
— Asghar Ali (@asgharalig) November 19, 2018
so apparently Pakistan cricket team pulled a u turn just around the corner, which is a hallmark of what they do best! #PakvsNZ
— devilz advocate (@NayProponent) November 19, 2018
The trolling is not without reason because the Pakistan team just made a very interesting cricketing history moment
No team has won a Test by 4 runs.
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) November 19, 2018
Oh, the whole world is trolling our boys
Pakistan have just out-Pakistaned themselves.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) November 19, 2018
It is not for nothing that Pakistan have the reputation of being unpredictable and fragile in chases. Well on course to winning, then run-outs and slogs…..130-3, then147-4 needing 176 and lose by 4.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 19, 2018
After all, it is pretty shocking to lose a test match like that
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory #PAKvNZ
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) November 19, 2018
But the most hilarious joke that keeps on coming back is by Pakistani cricket fans
Pakistan cricket team displayed how to take the perfect Uturn.
— norbert almeida (@norbalm) November 19, 2018
uthao ghar jao is too old… U turn is trending so Pak cricket team did same to lose.
— Half Engineer ™ (@Arslan_Darkstar) November 19, 2018
Our Cricket team has stood out with our Prime Minister in terms of U turn. https://t.co/I1VFgxExue
— Asad Sultan (@AsadSultan18) November 19, 2018
People are legit confused with the way the boys have played this match
How can Pakistan cricket fans go through such madness almost every time their team plays international #cricket?
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) November 19, 2018
Half of my grey hair I'll get by following Pakistan cricket.
— Ashar Jawad (@AsharJawad) November 19, 2018
A lot of fans are also pissed off particularly at Sarfraz Ahmed, the captain
Imagine you have a boss like Sarfraz who barks instructions 24/7, micro-manages, expects everyone to work their asses off but doesn't contribute anything and actually pisses over the team's hard-work by bottling at the final hurdle. How many days will you last in that job?
— – (@omairraslam) November 19, 2018
This defeat is solely on Sarfraz. Make no mistake about it.
— – (@omairraslam) November 19, 2018
Embarrassing defeat, losing by 4 runs after being 130-3. Sarfraz is too blame, he hasn't played a captain innings in such a long time. Feel for Azhar Ali though, not much he could do being the last man standing. #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/FFgTFaJVhN
— Mesut (@Tvvittergod1) November 19, 2018
There are even calls to change the captain
Either Asad or Azhar should be made captain after this match.
Sarfraz needs to be shown the door because agar keeping hi karwani hay toh woh Rizwan iss overweight cunt say ziada achi kar leta hay! #PAKvNZ
— Waqas Ahmed (@ahmedwaqas92) November 19, 2018
There is some intense debate around Azhar Ali’s performance too
Tell me a single match Azhar Ali made that won? and he's been the captain of pak team
— Imran Nazir (@ImraanNazir17) November 19, 2018
The worst thing here is that Azhar Ali will suffer the entire blame.
Yeah he lost confidence towards the end but throwing all the blame on him is very cruel.
— Naveed Nadeem (@naveednadeem91) November 19, 2018
I don't why people without any cricketing sense are criticising Azhar Ali. Though he fought hard till end. What were rest of team members doing? Why don't you think that players who played risky shots at end are responsible?#PAKvNZ
— Mehmood Gondal (@SPY_098) November 19, 2018
We enjoy cricket because of how our team makes every match very unpredictable but to be very honest, is that any way to play a game with strategy? Shouldn’t there be clear and concise practice and plan in place to achieve certain targets? Looks like it is high time we either ask for evaluation in team’s preparation or stop taking things too seriously because hardcore fans are sending themselves to hospital, otherwise.
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