India and Pakistan have one of the biggest rivalries in the world, some place it even higher than the ashes. The two traditional rivals only play in the ICC or Asian Cricket held tournaments. The last time they played a bilateral series was in late 2012, when Pakistan toured India for 3 match T20 and ODI series. Since then the political impasse between the countries has seen the two teams not engage in any cricketing activities beyond the world tournaments or multi nation events.
The story as it happened –
Former Pakistan left arm seamer, Junaid Khan is in the news for his activity on the social media. Twitter user by the name Abhi recently posted a video of Junaid Khan of his exploits against India in late 2012 at Chennai. On that day Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan opened the bowling for the men in green. Khan began by dismissing Sehwag for 4, while Gambhir fell to Irfan for 8. Junaid Khan then got rid of Kohli bowled for a duck, Yuvraj bowled for 2 and Rohit Sharma batting at 5 caught by Hafeez for 4. India were reduced to 29 for 5 at that stage. Junaid Khan had written “I think this was my career turning point, what do you think?
I think this was my career turning point. what do you think? https://t.co/jwJCY50loo— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) June 28, 2022
MSD single handedly helps India reach 227 –
At 29 for 5, MSD and Raina joined forces to add 73 for the 6th wicket before Raina was out for 43 bowled by Hafeez. Dhoni then added 125 for the 7 wicket with Ashwin, as the then India skipper scored 113 off 125 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. Ashwin scored 31 off 39 balls as India ended on 227 for 6.
Nasir Jamshed century helps Pakistan win the game –
Chasing 228 to win, Hafeez saw his off stump take a walk as he became debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first wicket in ODI cricket. Kumar struck again when he had Azhar Ali caught by Rohit for 9. Opener Jamshed and Younis Khan added 112 for the 3rd wicket before Khan was dismissed for 58 caught by Ashwin off Dinda. Ishant Sharma castled Misbah for 16, but Jamshed and Shoaib Malik took the men in green home to win by 6 wickets with 11 balls in hand. Malik was 34 not out from 35 balls, while Jameshed scored 101* off 132 balls with 15 fours and a six.
Twitter trolls Junaid Khan –
Once Junaid Khan asked for the opinion of the fans about his spell, the Pakistan player was trolled by the fans. Many poked fun at what happened next in the game and his career. You can read all the tweets embedded below.