Cricket fraternity hails England’s ICC T20 World Cup triumph over Pakistan
Cricketing greats from all over the world took to social media platforms to congratulate England on clinching the ICC T20 World Cup title on Sunday.
Top performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, as they defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in a gripping low-scoring ultimate on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated England on profitable the “closely fought final”.
“Congratulations England on winning your 2nd @T20WorldCup. Fantastic achievement. It was a closely fought final and would’ve been even more interesting had Afridi not been injured. What a roller coaster of a World Cup. #T20WorldCupFinal,” tweeted Tendulkar.
Star Indian batter Virat Kohli additionally took to Instagram to congratulate England on their title win.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya additionally took to Twitter to congratulate England on their second world title win. “Congratulations England Well played!,” tweeted Pandya.
South African batting legend AB de Villiers additionally congratulated England, tweeting, “Well done England! Undoubtedly the best team in the tourney.”
Sri Lankan batting nice Sanath Jayasuriya additionally hailed England’s spectacular efficiency, saying, “Congratulations to England for playing a strong entertaining brand of cricket. Well played Pakistan for never giving up! Cricket was the winner #T20WorldCupFinal.”
Some England gamers additionally took to social media to specific their pleasure after the win.
“ON TOP OF THE WORLD,” tweeted England Cricket.
Congratulating the “best white-ball team” on the earth, former England skipper Michael Vaughan tweeted, “England are the best white ball team in the world. They have an incredible group of players,throughly deserve to now hold both white ball WCs .. In Ben Stokes they have a player who just knows how to win the big moments .. Great teams need Great individuals.. England have plenty.”
Former England 2019 50-over World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan additionally posted a narrative on Instagram about his group’s win.
England batter Jonny Bairstow, at present out of motion with an damage, was additionally ecstatic about his facet’s win, tweeting, “You beauties! There with you in spirit, deserve it boys!.”
Attacking batter Jason Roy, who couldn’t make it to the squad owing to unhealthy type with the willow, additionally congratulated his facet on their second title. “Hell of an achievement! Congratulations lads,” tweeted Roy.
Former England batter Kevin Pietersen additionally tweeted, “Back with phone signal & BOOM! Never in doubt, @englandcricket!.”
Some Pakistani cricketers additionally took to social media to specific their disappointment of their defeat.
Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar posted a broken-heart emoji to specific his disappointment after his facet did not win their second title.
Former bowler Wahab Riaz additionally tweeted, “Regardless of that we didn’t finish the way we wanted to! But I salute the bowling lineup for an exceptional fight, each n everyone has been amazing! Specially @HarisRauf14, @iShaheenAfridi, @76Shadabkhan and @iNaseemShahCongratulations @englandcricket #ENGvPAK.”
Former Pakistan batter Mohammad Hafeez additionally congratulated his group for his or her journey to the ultimate. “We love u & proud of u all team Pakistan. We should all proud of the incredible journey to get to the final. U guys inspired many with ur resilience & team unity. Thank u team Pakistan for lovely & amazing memories #ICCT20WorldCup2022,” he tweeted.
Put into bat by England, Pakistan closed their innings at 137/8 in 20 overs. Shan Masood (38) and skipper Babar Azam (32) contributed majorly to Pakistan’s rating.
Sam Curran (3/12) was the main bowler for England within the finals whereas legpinner Adil Rashid (2/22) and paceman Chris Jordan (2/27) additionally claimed some essential wickets. Ben Stokes, who scored an unbeaten half-century and hit the profitable run, additionally received a wicket.
Chasing 138, England was decreased to 45/3 in 5.3 overs. However, a 48-run stand between Ben Stokes (52* off 49 balls with 5 fours and a six) and Moeen Ali (19 off 13 balls) revived their and finally swung the sport in England’s favour.
The lack of their bowling lychpin Shaheen Shah Afridi, who picked up an damage whereas taking a catch on te boudary line and later left the sector within the back-end of the England innings, harm Pakistan’s probabilities.
Haris Rauf (2/23) was the choose of the bowlers for Pakistan whereas Shaheen, Wasim Jr. and Shadab Khan picked up a wicket every.
Curran clinched the ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning spell.
Brief rating: Pakistan: 137/8 (Shan Masood 38, Babar Azam 32; Sam Curran 3-12) vs England: 138/5 (Ben Stokes 52*, Jos Buttler 26, Haris Rauf 2/23).
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