Shikhar Dhawan, the seasoned Indian cricketer, displayed his sense of humour on social media by poking fun at the Pakistan cricket team’s fielding mishap during their warm-up match against Australia in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. In a light-hearted manner, Dhawan took to platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to share a video clip that highlighted a comical moment in the game.
The video showcased two Pakistani fielders both converging on the same ball but hesitating to collect it, resulting in the ball slipping through the gap between them. Dhawan, in his post, humorously commented on Pakistan’s historical struggle with fielding blunders, using the hashtags #PakistanFielding and #PakCricket.
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On a different note, prior to this incident, Pakistan’s spin bowling all-rounder, Shadab Khan, expressed his belief that the team with the most potent bowling unit, capable of restraining the runs on India’s batting-friendly pitches, would emerge victorious in the Cricket World Cup. Shadab, who is only 24 years old, was leading Pakistan’s spin attack, which had faced criticism for its inability to take wickets in the middle overs.
His own performance in the recent Asia Cup had been subpar, with just six wickets in five matches, with four of those coming against Nepal. Pakistan’s early exit from the Super Four stage of the tournament had added to the scrutiny. Nonetheless, Shadab remained hopeful that Pakistan’s bowling unit could make a comeback as the World Cup was set to commence. The competition promised to be an exciting spectacle for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
Shadab said, “I think the team that has the best bowling will win the World Cup because the pitches will produce high totals.”
Pakistan endured a defeat of five wickets against New Zealand in their inaugural warm-up match of the competition last Friday.