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The Pakistan Cricket Team bagged massive appreciations from fans on Twitter for its spectacular win over the unbeaten New Zealand side in the ICC Cricket World Cup last night, on Wednesday. The men in green outclassed the black caps after a high-strung contest.
The scoreboard, with a target of 238-runs at the end of New Zealand’s innings, upset the anxious fans, dubious if the men in green would make it.
Pakistanis around the globe rejoiced when Skipper Sarfraz sealed the game with a winning stroke in the last over. Babar Azam and Haris Sohail’s strong partnership flew the team towards victory in a must-win match after the openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, miserably crumbled.
Meanwhile, Twitter bustled with interesting comments and memes throughout the match, keeping the viewers pumped up. And soon after, Twitter exploded with messages of appreciation and felicitation from notable dignitaries.
Ricky Ponting :
— Abdul QaDeer (@abdul099) June 26, 2019
Babar Azam, brilliance. Wanted to make runs under pressure, he delivered, doesn't get tougher than chasing in a world cup fixture with your team fighting to stay alive in the competition. #CWC19 #NZvPAK #PAKvNZ
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) June 26, 2019
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 26, 2019
Sarfaraz telling the crowd to cheer for Babar #PakvNz
— Abbas Ibne Gohar 🇵🇰 (@SyedXaidi110) June 26, 2019
— Bruse (@marshal_bruse) June 26, 2019
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) June 26, 2019
My boys have bounced back & how!!!!! MashAllah!!!! 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰❤️ #PAKvNZ
Onward & Upward 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
A beautiful 100 by Baber Azam & great game by the entire team!!!! 🎈
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) June 26, 2019
Thanks for winning the all important game. Every kid in occupied Kashmir cheered for you. It's not easy for us to. But as long as you keep winning, it's worth it. Living in conflict, these moments mean a lot to our children. Just bring the cup home.#PAKvNZ
— Ahmed (@Abq____) June 26, 2019
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) June 26, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 26, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 26, 2019
Need I say more?
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) June 26, 2019
Pakistan going against all the odds and beating unbeatable NewZealand in #CWC19 just like they outclassed them in 92'Worldcup.Special Praises 4 Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam & Haris Sohail.Pakistan is the most unpredictable team. Well Played Boys! #NZvPAK #PAKvNZ #WeHaveWeWill
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 26, 2019
After twitteratis, even the ICC World Cup compared Pakistan’s cricket team trail of performance with Imran Khan’s 1992 World Cup triumph.
Prime Minister Imran Khan immediately took to twitter and lauded the team’s collective performance, appreciating the star performers Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail, and Babar Azam.
Congratulations to our cricket team for a great comeback. Congratulations especially go to Babar, Haris and Shaheen for their brilliant performances.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 26, 2019
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) June 26, 2019
As Pakistan made an unexpected turnaround after its two consecutive wins, even staunch critics like former pacer Shoaib Akhtar could not resist himself from appreciating the team. He posted a video in which he congratulated the entire team for victory.
“Never corner Pakistan. We become tigers when you do that. Congratulations & well-done boys”, Shoaib Akhtar captioned his video.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 26, 2019
Waseem Akhtar, excited over the win stated; “They must be given credit for such an outstanding performance. They were in a commanding position since the first ball of the match, they bowled well, batted well and fielding was good too.”
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 26, 2019
The entire political fraternity expressed their delight over Pakistan’s victory against New Zealand.
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) June 26, 2019
Excellent performance by Pakistan. Babar and Haris have played remarkably today. All we need is that they continue this form and performance in the coming games and give the nation a chance to rejoice in the form of world cup trophy! 🙂#PAKvNZ #CWC19 🇵🇰
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) June 26, 2019
Alhamdulillah Men in Greens made it again. Congrats Pakistan!
Played like wounded tiger. Exceptional performances by Baber, Haris, Shaheen & the entire team. May Allah be with you “Ameen”#PAKvNZ
— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) June 26, 2019
— Faisal Subzwari (@faisalsubzwari) June 26, 2019
Superb performance team Pakistan! #PAKvNZ Has beaten a side which remained unbeaten throughout #CWC19 Welldone upon restricting them to a low total & chasing decently. 2 more games to go! #KeepGoing Wellplayed @babarazam258 @Shaheenafridi40 @iHarisSohil Gd Captaincy @SarfarazA_54
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) June 26, 2019
Entertaining, surprising & keeping everyone at their toes since the beginning.
Well done boys!
— Usman Dar (@UdarOfficial) June 26, 2019
Well played Babar Azam! Truly world class by all standards.
And well played Pakistan. You have shown belief in yourselves! That is all that is required to keep going!
Love & prayers with u from all of Pakistan #ICCWorldCup2019 #PAKvNZ #TeamPakistanZindabad
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) June 26, 2019
Well done Team Pakistan. Well played 🇵🇰👏🏽
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) June 26, 2019
Defeating the undefeated.. team green never ceases to amaze-top class batting by Babar Azam & Haris. Sensational stuff .. Shahbash boys! 👏🏻#NZvPAK
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) June 26, 2019
Pakistan’s win against New Zealand was crucial for them to continue their journey in the ICC World Cup.