The Pakistan cricket team suffered a heart-breaking loss against Zimbabwe on Thursday, October 27 at the Perth Stadium. They failed to chase down 131 runs, losing the thrilling encounter by just one run. Pakistan batter Shadab Khan broke down post the team’s loss against Zimbabwe.
Shadab Khan managed just 17 runs from 14 deliveries during his stay at the crease. Pakistan needed 11 runs off the final over, with Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Wasim Jr at the crease. The duo accumulated seven runs off the first two deliveries but faltered at the end.
In a video shared by one of the fans, Shadab Khan was seen getting emotional post-Pakistan’s loss. The video has gone viral on social media. Sharing the post, the Twitter user wrote, “Cricket can be so cruel sometimes.”
Cricket can be so cruel sometimes.😨 pic.twitter.com/dY5VXrlddM
— Avinash Aryan (@AvinashArya09) October 28, 2022
Very disappointing performance: Babar Azam, Pakistan skipper
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam expressed his disappointment at the team’s loss against Zimbabwe. He stated that the team was not up to the mark and highlighted where the team lost the plot. After a good start, Pakistan lost quick wickets and was pushed on the back foot by Zimbabwe.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Babar Azam, said,
“We would have taken 130 at the halfway stage. Very disappointing performance, we are not up to the mark in batting. We have good batters but both openers got out in the powerplay. When Shadab and Shan were building a partnership, unfortunately, Shadab got out and then back-to-back wickets that pushed us into a pressure situation.”
“First 6 overs, we haven’t used the new ball well but we finished well with the ball. We will sit out, discuss our mistakes we will train hard and come back strong in our next game,” he added.
Pakistan will take on the Netherlands in their third match of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Sunday, October 30 at the Perth Stadium.