T20 World Cup 2022
Shadab Khan Sobbed After Pakistan’s Loss Against Zimbabwe
By CricShots - Oct 28, 2022 6:36 pm
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The game of cricket witnesses some epic moments. A team registering an improbable win also signified an upsetting loss for the other team involved in the contest. From Ireland defeating England a decade ago at the World Cup to two-time champions West Indies crashing out of the tournament without even making it to Super 12, cricket can be cruel to many. A major turn of events was seen when Zimbabwe clinched a win against Pakistan in their T20 World Cup 2022 fixture in Perth on October 27, Thursday.

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan did well against Zimbabwe

The game, which was pretty one-sided after Pakistan dominated the first half, turned completely in Zimbabwe’s favor, thanks in major part to the bowlers.

The victory was very sweet for Zimbabwe players and fans, but as much bitter for the men in green. Pakistan had come into the game after a loss against arch-rivals India, and the Men in Green had been hoping to register an easy win in their second game. But things fell out of place, and they failed to chase a sub-par total of 131 runs, thereby losing the game by just one run.

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It sure was a tough pill to digest for Pakistan’s players and in a video that went viral on social media, Shadab Khan was even seen crying. On the pathway between the stadium and the dressing room, Shadab Khan was seen down on his knees with his head lowered while a member of the staff consoled him.

Here is the video of the incident:

Since the loss against Zimbabwe, Pakistan cricketers have received a lot of criticism from former Pakistan cricketers, majorly for showcasing a poor batting performance and being unable to chase the total. The loss has put Pakistan in trouble, as their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals have now been hampered.

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From here on, Pakistan needs to win the remaining three matches and also maintain a high Net Run Rate in order to find a semi-finals berth. Pakistan’s next fixture is scheduled against the Netherlands on October 30 at the same venue in Perth. Pakistan are then scheduled to play South Africa and Bangladesh on November 3 and November 6th respectively.