Imran Khan, a former captain of Pakistan, is in awe of the bowling assault of the Babar Azam-led side, who tried their hardest to defend 137 runs against England in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Ben Stokes directed the chase for England, which resulted in the Three Lions crossing the finish line with five wickets in hand and earning England their second consecutive title as champion of the competition.
The crucial moment in the game occurred when Shaheen Afridi suffered an injury after landing awkwardly on his knee while taking a catch to dismiss Harry Brook. This was the moment that turned the tide of the competition. In the 15th over of England’s chase, he was unable to continue his spell because of this.
“I always encouraged my team to keep fighting until the very end of the game. Give it your best shot. However, when the result arrives and you have done everything in your power, it is then God’s will.
The manner in which Shaheen Afridi was hurt, however, is beyond anyone’s control, and there is nothing that can be done about it “Imran Khan, a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was quoted stating something along these lines on Dawn.com.
“And unfortunately, it occurred at a moment when the match was entering a really crucial point and Shaheen was in a position to make a difference in the outcome of the match.
I am not suggesting that we would have been able to win, but there was a point in the game where the outcome was still up in the air “he continued.
When attempting to defend the score of 137, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen, and Mohammad Wasim Jr. gave it their all. Rauf, in particular, caused concern for England when he removed Phil Salt and Jos Buttler from the game while they were still in the powerplay.
“I feel particularly compelled to mention that, based on what I saw today, our fast-bowling attack is, without a doubt, the best fast-bowling attack anywhere in the world. At this moment, our team is currently ranked among the best teams in the world “stated Imran Khan.