That was a match or should we say.. war of emotion and India won… not any surprise. At Old Trafford, two young wrist spinners were brought on by their respective captains with the game in the balance. Shadab Khan buckled under pressure while Kuldeep Yadav thrived on it. Shadab was introduced in the 12th over when India had made a rocketed to 62 for no loss, and Pakistan needed their premier wicket-taker to strike.
The first ball was a rank long hop, second landed even shorter, fourth was juicy full toss, and all of them were deposited to the boundary with ease. Shadab’s first over went for 16. Instead of halting India’s momentum, he had given it a push. In a way, it was understandable given the high-octane clash and pressure of the occasion.
Add to that, wrist spin bowling is a fine art and difficult to execute under any circumstances. Whereas, Pakistani bowlers didn’t bowl as they were expected and India grab their easy win from Pakistan.
The internet is streaming with memes and jokes on Sarfaraz for sleeping while fielding. Twitterians are brutally trolling Pakistan:
— Raj 🇮🇳 (@ImRa02) June 16, 2019