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“I have faced similar disappointments”: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s message to Babar Azam and team


Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted in support of the country’s national cricket team.© AFP

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday tweeted a message of support for the country’s national cricket team went to Australia with five wickets in a T20 World Cup semi-final in Dubai. Former Pakistani captain Imran Khan, speaking to captain Babar Azam and his team, wrote on Twitter that he had “faced similar disappointments on the cricket field”. Pakistan, who have won all five of their matches in the Super 12 phase, were beaten by Australia in a close semi-final on Thursday.

“To Babar Azam and the team: I know exactly how all of you are feeling at the moment, because I have experienced similar disappointments on the cricket field. But you can all be proud of the quality cricket you have played and the humility you have shown. “Congratulations Team Australia,” Khan, who led Pakistan to their only one-day international victory in 1992, wrote in his message.

Pakistan scored a total of 176/4 of their 20 overs after batting first through Australia on Thursday. Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman both achieved half a century when Pakistan achieved a competitive total.

Shadab Khan’s impressive bowling then reduced Australia to 96/5 in 12.2 overs. However, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade then combined to lead the Aussies to a win with an over.

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Wade hit an unbeaten 17-ball 41 while Stoinis did not stay out on 40 of 31 deliveries as Australia clinched the win in the penultimate over.

Wade hit three consecutive sixes from Shaheen Afridi in the 19th over to throw cold water on Pakistan’s title hope.

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