Monday Nov 15, 2021
Pakistan crashed out of the T20 World Cup after they lost the semi-finals to Australia last week, but Pakistanis seem to have overcome the defeat, and now they are moving on to the fun part of cricket.
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Pakistan cricket fans reacted largely with good grace and humour to their team’s exit from the Twenty20 World Cup after an unbeaten run to the semi-finals had given the nation hope they could win the title for a second time.
The team bowed out on Thursday night, losing by five wickets to Australia in a see-saw match in Dubai settled with an over to spare.
The national mood was summed up by Prime Minister Imran Khan — a former captain and one of cricket’s all-time greats — who said the side should be proud.
“I know exactly how all of you are feeling right now bec I have faced similar disappointments on the cricket field,” he tweeted.
“But you sh[oul]d all be proud of the quality of cricket you played & the humility you showed in your wins.”
Later, Australia went on to become the T20 World Cup champions after they defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in Dubai — making it the very first time for their team to lift the trophy in the tournament's history.