Pakistani social media users troll legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan after cricketer Shoaib Malik’s blistering performance in the final group match against Scotland.
On Sunday, the Indian cricket team failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 after New Zealand defeated Afghanistan. New Zealand becomes the second team from Group 2 alongside Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals. India would have been able to qualify for the semi-finals had Afghanistan defeated New Zealand.
On the other hand, Pakistan registered its fifth consecutive win in the Super 12 of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 becoming the only team to be undefeated in the tournament so far. England also lost its fifth match against South Africa despite qualifying for the semifinals.
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While the journey of the Indian team ended in the tournament, messages of encouragement started to pour in from Indian fans including Amitabh Bachchan.
“T 4088 – Irrespective of what the results of tomorrow’s NZ v AFG game are in the T20 ICC World Cup .. remember this..we have scored the highest total, till date, in the tournament; KL Rahul made the fastest 50; and we defeated the opposing team, in a record 6+ overs,” wrote Amitabh Bachchan while backing Indian cricket team.
Pakistani netizens flooded the Twitter timeline of Amitabh Bachchan reminding him that KL Rahul no longer holds the record alone as Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik equals his record of making the fastest 50 of the tournament on just 18 balls. Shoaib Malik walked in with five overs remaining. He helped Pakistan score 43 runs in the two overs with his consecutive sixes taking the total to 190 runs.
He finished unbeaten at 54 runs off 18 balls. The record was earlier held by only KL Rahul, however, after the match netizens trolled Amitabh Bachchan mercilessly on Twitter.