On 9 November 2022, Pakistan defeated New Zealand in Sydney to seal their birth in the 20-20 World Cup final. Now, they will face the Kiwis in the final at the MCG on 13 November. However, the Men in Green kicked off their World Cup campaign in a bad manner as they lost against India and Zimbabwe respectively. Then, they showed a great comeback and qualified for the semi-final by winning the remaining group stage matches.
In the semi-final, Babar Azam and his men defeated the Kiwis with ease. However, Shaheen Afridi showed some good form in recent matches after making a comeback after his knee injury. He managed his rehab in England’s football club, Crystal Palace. So, now a video has gone viral where the player of this football club shared their verdict regarding the World Cup final.
Here is the shared video:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 11, 2022
Pakistan and England will look to win the World Cup at the MCG
Speaking of the video, Crystal Palace players were being asked about the winners of the 20-20 World Cup final. However, the players of this club looked in splits as some of them voted for Pakistan despite being a reputed football club from England. Seeing such a response, fans from both countries were left wondering.
However, Shaheen Afridi was injured before this World Cup. During that time, he came to Crystal Palace and their medical staff helped him during that rehab. So, that connection helped to get some votes in favour of Pakistan ahead of the final. However, one of the players from that football club took India’s name while predicting.
Speaking about Shaheen Afridi, he did not have a great start to the tournament. In the first three matches, he took only one wicket for Pakistan. But, in the last three matches, Afridi took nine wickets for his country. So, Pakistan will look to see another great performance from this pacer in the final at the MCG. After 2009, Pakistan will look to win this 20-20 World Cup trophy once again this time around.