ODI World Cup 2023: In a surprising turn of events at the present ICC World Cup 2023, Pakistan’s cricket team was defeated by Afghanistan by eight wickets on Monday, leaving them visibly frightened. Afghanistan won their first-ever one-day match against Pakistan in eight attempts, which has placed Pakistan’s hopes of making the semi-finals in risk.
The Afghan team’s World Cup victory over Pakistan was a major upset. In addition, after setting a goal of more than 275 runs, the Pakistani squad lost for the first time in 48 years of international ODI history. Actually, Pakistan’s cricket team has always had very good bowling. As a result, Pakistan has won the World Cup every time it has set the rival teams a target of 275 runs or more.
Pakistan scored 282 runs in 50 overs while losing 7 wickets, while the Afghanistan team crossed this mark in 49 overs to win the match. Thus, even after setting a target of more than 275 runs, this is the first time that the Pakistani squad has lost.
Kumar Vishwas Reacted on Pakistan’s Defeat
Poet Kumar Vishwas has reacted to Afghanistan defeating Pakistan in an ODI World Cup match for the first time in history. He said, “Our grandmother Gandhari was from Kandahar. Our grammarian Maharishi Panini and Maharishi Yasak were also from Kandahar. The Kabuliwala who fed dates and almonds to our Bengali daughter was also from Kabul. The matter is over, don’t ask us anything else.”
Former Cricketer Slammed Pakistani Players on this Crushing Defeat
Former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram has criticised Pakistani cricketers after Pakistan’s defeat against Afghanistan in the ODI World Cup 2023. He said, “We are continuously saying that Pakistan players have not had a fitness test for two years… Their faces are swollen. It seems as if they eat 8-8 kg of mutton every day.”