The match had both cricketing moments and the lighter side of Pakistan players, adding an entertaining spin to the warm-up game
In the second warm-up match of Cricket World Cup, Pakistan faced Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The match had both cricketing moments and the lighter side of Pakistan players, adding an entertaining spin to the warm-up game.
Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. Usama Mir provided crucial breakthroughs for Pakistan by dismissing openers, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, in successive overs. With Mir securing his second wicket of Marsh, the Rajiv Gandhi stadium echoed with the sounds of Pakistan's national anthem, "Dil Dil Pakistan.
At 22.1 overs, Haris Rauf bowled to Marnus Labuschagne, and what followed was a moment of comical fielding. The ball was nudged towards square leg, and an unexpected mix-up between fielders Mohammad Wasim Jr and Mohammad Nawaz ensued, resulting in a boundary, awarding four runs to batting side and leaving Rauf amused.
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/nU0VdBeYaC— Kohlified. (@123perthclassic) October 3, 2023
In another amusing moment at 24.5 overs, Haris Rauf bowled to Glenn Maxwell, who managed to send the ball to backward point. Hasan Ali, fielding there, exhibited extraordinary reflexes by stretching out his legs in front of him to stop the ball from reaching the boundary. While Hasan's incredible effort was lauded, the potential risk of injury added a touch of suspense to the moment. Fortunately, Hasan's well-timed save turned into a light-hearted moment as all involved shared a chuckle, relieved that no harm was done.
hasan 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/uR0VgUWZkP— a. (@whosabnoshhh) October 3, 2023
Meanwhile, Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam, who has not taken the field but will be available to bat, was seen grooving to the music and adding a lively ambiance in the dugout.
the bgm😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/r0w7ObXlej— a. (@whosabnoshhh) October 3, 2023