In the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Pakistan cricket team has somehow made it to the semi-finals. The Netherlands gave Pakistan a great chance to reach the semi-finals by reversing against South Africa. At the same time, the team captained by Babar Azam defeated Bangladesh in their last league match and secured a ticket to the semi-finals. After this match, Captain Babar said that cricket is a ‘fun game’.
Pakistan got a golden opportunity to make it to the last-four stage when South Africa crashed out of the T20 World Cup ahead of the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh on the same ground in front of the Netherlands. Subsequently, left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi’s four-wicket haul (4/22) helped Pakistan restrict Bangladesh to 127/8 in 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan chased down the target with 11 balls to spare and five wickets in hand.
Babar said, ‘It is a team game. Cricket is a fun game. The way they have played all the matches, all the players in my team are commendable. Elaborating further on his run chase, the Pakistan captain said that batting on the pitch was not easy. His team is excited to play the semi-finals.
He said, ‘Batting on the pitch was not easy. It was a little two-pace wicket. Rizwan and I decided to play cautiously, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. Haris showed aggression, nice to see him play. Looking forward to the semifinals. We are all excited to play.
Left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi, who won the Player of the Match award, said that he is improving day by day after his injury.