Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is facing the wrath of fans after his team failed to reach the 300-run mark in their ongoing game against South Africa in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Akmal had predicted on Twitter that Pakistan would post at least 300 runs, but they were all out for 270 in the 47th over.
Pakistan’s batting collapse has left them in a difficult position in the tournament, and fans are understandably frustrated. They have taken to social media to express their anger, and many have directed their ire at Akmal for his prediction.
Some fans have accused Akmal of being overconfident and unrealistic, while others have suggested that he is trying to jinx the team. There have also been calls for Akmal to be banned from Twitter, with some fans arguing that he is not a good role model for young cricketers.
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Kamran Akmal has not yet responded to the criticism, but it is clear that he has angered many Pakistan fans with his prediction. His team will need to put in a much better performance against South Africa if they are to avoid elimination from the tournament.
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) October 27, 2023
Akmal’s prediction was certainly ambitious, given that Pakistan had only scored 300 runs or more once in their previous five matches. However, it is important to note that they were playing against a strong South African bowling attack. Pakistan’s batting collapse was disappointing, but it is not the first time that they have struggled with the bat in this tournament.
They have been over-reliant on their captain, Babar Azam, and they need to find a way to score more consistently as a team. It is also worth noting that Akmal is not the only former cricketer who has been criticized for their predictions on Twitter. In recent years, there have been a number of instances of former cricketers making bold predictions, only for their teams to fall short.
This suggests that it is important to be cautious about making predictions on social media, especially during major tournaments. Fans are often quick to criticize former cricketers for getting their predictions wrong, and it can be damaging to their reputation.
As soon as he tweeted saud is on its way pak is 7 down ,
— Ibrahim Hanif (@Ibrahim02114) October 27, 2023
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— Vishal (@v904054) October 27, 2023
Apne Catching Skills pe Dhyan de phle
— 𝗦𝗞𝗜𝗣𝗣𝗘𝗥 56🇵🇰 (@_SKIPPER56) October 27, 2023
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— Ruthless Auditor (@RuthlessAuditor) October 27, 2023
Panauti as usual. Selfish
— U S (@US64792709) October 27, 2023
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— Danish_Mir (@DM_Arts_) October 27, 2023
U dropped 30 runs there
— Imran Ali Shamsi (@imranshamsi84) October 27, 2023
Pnoti strikes n wicket gae
— Ali Haider (@Alihaiders7) October 27, 2023
Ap tu khush hun gay yahi mashwara tha ap ka TV peh k haar jayin 😒
— kenchiii ✂️ (@SanaaaKhaan) October 27, 2023
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— Mohammad Ali Azhar (@MohammadAliAzh3) October 27, 2023