Canada Global(Web News)After the record-setting victory against Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup, former Indian cricketers and commentators were forced to praise Pakistan’s batting line-up. Scored a century in the match against and won the tournament for the second time in a row
In this match, Sri Lanka scored 344 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs, Kaushal Mendes scored 122 runs and Samara Wickrama scored 108 runs. Chasing the target, the national team scored 345 runs in the 49th over. Achieving the mountain-like target at the loss of 4 wickets, Abdullah Shafique scored 113 runs in his fifth ODI, which included 10 fours and 3 sixes, while Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 131 runs.
The two batsmen put on a partnership of 176 runs for the record target and played an important role in Pakistan winning the match. Irfan Pathan, famous for his anti-Pakistan tweet, wrote that capping 50 overs and then a brilliant century against the Spain attack under pressure. ! Rizwan played a great game.
50 overs of keeping with brilliant 💯 from Rizwan. Best player of spin from team Pakistan doing it under pressure for them. #PAKvsSL
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 10, 2023
Noted commentator Harsha Bhogle wrote that Abdullah Shafiq’s role is crucial in the 50-over format
Former cricketer Muhammad Kaif wrote that Rizwan played the best innings of his ODI career and attacked the bowler.
Virender Sehwag wrote what happened! After losing the first 2 wickets early, Pakistan chased down the target brilliantly, Abdullah’s batting and Rizwan’s confidence is admirable.
Indian journalist Vikrant Gupta wrote that Rizwan is a true match winner for Pakistan, he never gives up, a good setup has been prepared for the Pakistan-India match.
Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrikar wrote that Sri Lanka knew they were in trouble when Rizwan was injured on the field but what a brilliant game! Legendary
commentator and former cricketer Akash Chopra wrote that Abdullah Shafiq excelled in adversity, playing solidly against pace and comfortable against spin.