In the second T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match in Perth, Shadab Khan, Pakistan’s all-rounder, who helped Pakistan gain some momentum toward victory by stopping three potential batting threats, sobbed inconsolably as the underdog Zimbabwe walked away with a one-run victory.
Shadab Khan bursts into tears as Zimbabwe defeats Pakistan
To enter Thursday’s game at Optus Stadium with their chins up, Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, desperately needed a confidence boost after being humiliated by India in their opening match at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on Sunday.
Plus, Pakistan was finally defeated since they could not match Zimbabwe’s 131-run mark. Owing to a batting collapse in which top-order batsman Shan Masood was stumped. Two other batters were bowled in the final two deliveries.
Shadab initially experienced the unexpected loss as an emotional wrecking ball rather than a physical one. On social media, a video of him wailing heart-wrenchingly on his knees. With his hands encircling his face, lamenting the humiliating loss went viral.
It should be kept in mind that for Pakistan to advance to the semifinals, they must win the remaining three Super 12 games. However, the results of other games will also impact their chances of reaching the final four. On Sunday, October 23, at Optus Stadium, Pakistan’s third Super 12 game will take place against the Netherlands.