Cricket fans of both the nations – India and Pakistan are quite excited about the clash between both the teams which is going to take place on August 28, 2022 in UAE in the Asia Cup. In fact if reports are to be believed, tickets of the match are getting sold at high prices and at a very good speed.
The two neighbouring countries of Asia are not having good relations for a long time and though both the teams face each other in international contests, they have not played any bilateral series for long. India and Pakistan are arch-rivals on the cricket field and thrill is all time high in their matches because of which everyone is waiting for August 28 eagerly.
While India has already announced its squad, the Pakistani camp is facing a little problem as its star pacer Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of the tournament because of injury. While the Pakistani team management is busy discussing as to who will replace Shaheen Afridi in the Asia Cup2022, the former pacer and head coach of the Pakistani cricket team Waqar Younis used this as an opportunity to take a jibe at the Indian team especially the Indian top-order.
Waqar Younis took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “Shaheen’s injury Big relief for the Indian top order batsmen. Sad we won’t be seeing him in #AsiaCup2022 Get fit soon Champ @iShaheenAfridi”
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) August 20, 2022
Last time India and Pakistan faced each other in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and in that match, Shaheen Afridi played an important role in his team’s 10 wicket win as he ripped apart the top Indian batting order by dismissing the top three – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
This tweet didn’t go well with the Indian cricket fans as some of them pointed out that India must have chalked out a plan for him by now. There were some who reminded Waqar Younis of the smashing that Shaheen Afridi got by Mathew Wade in the semi-finals and there were few who asked Waqar to get the Asia Cup postponed till Shaheen Afridi is fit to play.
Check out some selected reactions:
By this logic, @waqyounis99 would be relieved every time Ajay Jadeja got injured 😅. Hopefully, this time #WaqarYounis won’t delete his tweet or maybe blame it on a hacker like last time. https://t.co/fT5nZKYojV
— Vishal Pushkar (@VISHALPUSHKAR6) August 20, 2022
Jake 2018 Asia cup Aur 2019 world cup ki High light dekh uske bad aake tweets karna 666 bhool gaya itne jaldi Mathew wade wala
— Haroon_ khan_ alam💙 (@Haroon_khan_143) August 20, 2022
Kuch din ke liye piche krade Asia cup fit ho jaye toh khel lena
— Rakku Maurya1718 (@MauryaRakku) August 20, 2022
— 𝓢𝓱𝔀𝓮𝓽𝓱𝓪 (@shwetha0811) August 20, 2022
Don't know about the Pakistanis and their team!!
Whether they want to win against india or they want to win the asia cup!!
Cuz u can win asia cup even without winning against india or vice versa!!
It's ok!! When a nations cricketing benchmark is india wt can we expect 😂👍
— harsha (@tangudu_harsha) August 20, 2022
Great relief for Shaheen. Now he will not get smash twice.
— 𝒜ℬ (@AB_THE_BOSS) August 20, 2022
Bhai pagla gaye kya? We indians really wanted him this Asia Cup, we know our potentials.. saari hekdi nikal dete isbar. This chap couldn’t 20 in an over against Mathew Wade. WC 2003 and WC 2019, these examples are enough for our potentials, dont wanna count more.
— hmmm (@sc1m1tar__) August 20, 2022
Match se pahle hi haar maan li🤣🤣
— Austin 3:16 (@the_ashokumar) August 20, 2022
Every day is not sunday
— Manthan Patel (@Manthan9094) August 20, 2022
Why don't you come??
Shaheen ka carrier bach gaya warna iss baar Rohit full mood me tha… 😂 😂 😂
— Deepak Yadav 🇮🇳 (@imdkIndian) August 20, 2022
Ah, they got the excuse incase they lose the game against India.. https://t.co/WhPvS3RcDP
— Sejal 🏏 (@sejal_mokal) August 20, 2022
He is awesome bowler; but just like we are respectful in saying he is awesome – have respect for india top order – don’t wish to be negative
— Tapan (@tshah9) August 20, 2022
Their ex-cricketers also behave like kiddos. https://t.co/zh2kvJ2XSM
— r ★ (@itzzRashmi) August 20, 2022
India is one of the best team in the world is reason is that:
India is doesn't dependent on only one player, we trust our every player.
While Paki's are clear that without Shaheen Pak cricket team is nothing.
— Nikhil Reddy 🇮🇳 (@Nikhil_Speakes) August 20, 2022
Han bhai bahana mil gaya harne ka 😜
— Ugma Ram Thakan 🇮🇳 (@ugmaramthakan) August 20, 2022
Chutiyo ek har kya saheen k karan jit gye jata h uchal rhe apni ukat bhul gye kya kitne bar hare ho hum India se chutiya log 😅🤣
— Saurabh Kadwajiwar (@SKadwajiwar) August 20, 2022
Who do you think will replace Shaheen Afridi in the Pakistani team? Let us know your guess.