Being a Pakistan cricket staff fan is a traumatic affair. The unpredictability of the Asian giants provides spice to their contests but it surely’s not straightforward being their supporter.
In a single such nerve-wracking contest on Wednesday, Pakistan lost the 1st Test of a 2-match sequence in opposition to New Zealand by 101 runs in an in depth end in Mount Maunganui. Pakistan battled onerous after they have been set a goal of 372 by Kane Williamson’s males.
Pakistan did splendidly nicely to take the Check into its fifth day and almost snatched a draw. However with simply 4.Three overs to go to shut of play on Wednesday, Pakistan misplaced thier ultimate wicket. Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan’s No. 10 and 11, batted 7.5 overs collectively and regarded like they might assist the guests seal a draw.
Nonetheless, Mitchell Santner acquired the ultimate wicket when Naseen Shah acquired a forefront in opposition to the left-arm spinner. Santner got here up with a perfectly-timed bounce as he took a return catch with one hand, sending his New Zealand teammates into elation. Then again, Naseem sunk to the bottom, heartbroken at not with the ability to take his staff safely to the shut of play.
Pakistan saving the Check trying inconceivable on Day Four because the guests have been reeling at 37 for 3. Nonetheless, a nice hundred from Fawad Alam and a fifty from captain Mohammad Rizwan gave them hope. It was an in depth contest that went into the ultimate session of Day Four earlier than New Zealand wrapped up the match, taking an unbeatable 1-Zero lead.
Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer, who has acquired the meme sport proper on social media, got here up with one other hilarious meme after Pakistan misplaced the primary Check by the best of margins.
“‘Supporting Pakistan cricket staff is not traumatic in any respect’ says 24 yr outdated Abdul,” Jaffer wrote on social media whereas sharing a photograph of an outdated man. The meme, as anticipated, has gone viral on social media with followers of the game seeing the humorous facet to it.
Pakistan’s stand-in captain Rizwan heaped reward on his staff, saying they weren’t dissatisfied with the outcome however there may be a number of scope for enchancment. Pakistan will tackle New Zealand within the 2nd and ultimate Check of the sequence from January Three in Christchurch.
“Not dissatisfied, that is the fantastic thing about Check cricket. We fought very nicely, we did very nicely. New Zealand did extra onerous work than us, so the outcome was of their favour. We misplaced this match, however we’re nonetheless within the sequence. We have to enhance a bit within the batting division, our bowling is excellent, our vitality is excellent,” Rizwan mentioned.