The England cricket team was one of the favorites to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 but its journey in the tournament ended yesterday with the defeat in the first semi-finals which it played against New Zealand. The Kiwis won the match by 5 wickets as they achieved the target of 167 runs with 6 balls remaining in their innings.
The former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer who is known for his funny and witty tweets took this as an opportunity to troll the former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen as he was of the opinion that England could be defeated only by Pakistan or Afghanistan in this tournament and that too only if the pitch on which the match is played is a used one otherwise the trophy should be handed over to England in the same manner as Chelsea should be handed over the EPL trophy.
KP’s tweet read, “Only Pakistan or Afghanistan can beat England in this T20 World Cup. BUT and it’s a BIG BUT, the game would have to be played on a used wicket in Sharjah. Anywhere else, just hand England the trophy like Chelsea should be handed the EPL trophy RIGHT NOW!”
Wasim Jaffer used an image of the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and the text on it read, “Haa, hum to yaha bass Burj Khalifa dekhne aaye hai” (Yes why not, we have come here just to see Burj Khalifa).
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 11, 2021
New Zealand will now face the winner of the second semi-final in the finals of the tournament. The second semi-final will be played between Pakistan and Australia on Thursday.
After the match, Kane Williamson praised his team for playing well especially the opener Daryl Mitchell who stayed till the end and ensured that his team won the match. Mitchell scored 72 runs not out for which he played 47 deliveries and his innings included 4 fours and 4 sixes. Kane Williamson also talked about James Neesham and said that he came out and changed the momentum of the innings with his hard hitting.
That was really savage Wasim Jaffer!