Cricket community reacts as India defeats Pakistan in T20

India defeats Pakistan

Pakistan will play their next match against Canada on June 11 in New York.

Pakistan faced a disappointing defeat on Sunday, June 9, at the Nassau County International Stadium in New York, losing to India in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. The thrilling match ended with India securing a victory in a dramatic finish, sparking widespread reactions from the cricket community on social media.

High Praise for Indian Bowlers

Prominent cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle commended the Indian bowlers for their exceptional performance in the final overs. “Unbelievable result. That was bowling of the highest class at the end. This match was gone. The bowlers pulled it back,” he remarked.

Tough Pitch Conditions

Former England captain Michael Vaughan highlighted the challenging pitch conditions that both teams faced. He noted, “Sometimes really poor pitches produce the best games…this was one of them. Pakistan just don’t believe they can win. Simple as that.”

Disappointment from Pakistan’s Side

Reflecting on Pakistan’s performance, former cricketer Saeed Ajmal expressed his disappointment. “Pakistan finished disappointingly. The bowling lineup did well, but the batting side had a dismal performance overall. The shot selection was very poor. Pakistan had every chance to win this match, but they couldn’t pull it off. Tough luck, Pakistan,” he said.

Ahmed Shehzad, another Pakistani cricketer, echoed similar sentiments, stating, “Really disappointed by the result tonight. 120 should have been chased on this pitch. Too many dot balls and unnecessary pressure created. Down to calculations and prayers now.”

Empathy from Indian Players

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan empathized with Pakistani fans, acknowledging their team’s efforts. “And to all the honest Pakistani cricket fans. Your team did well in this game in many parts. Just couldn’t go to the finish line. Batting is thin. With this batting lineup, there will always be trouble if the pitch has something to offer and fielding is terrible to say the least,” he commented.

Upcoming Matches

India’s victory over Pakistan has put them at the top of the points table with four points. They will face the USA at the same venue on Wednesday, June 12.

Pakistan, aiming for their first points in the tournament, will play against Canada on Tuesday, June 11, in New York. This match is crucial for Pakistan as they seek to recover from their recent defeat and make a mark in the T20 World Cup.

The cricket world eagerly anticipates the next matches, hoping for more thrilling performances and memorable moments in this exciting tournament.

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