On 13 November 2022, Pakistan took on England in the final of the 20-20 World Cup at the MCG. Both teams finished their group stage by securing the second spot in their respective groups. In the first semi-final, Pakistan defeated the Kiwis. On the other hand, England defeated team India by 10 wickets in Adelaide.
So, the stage was set for a final between Pakistan and England. But, the Men in Green failed to win the World Cup as England defeated them by five wickets. However, seeing such a result, the former Pakistani pacer, Shoaib Akhtar came up with a tweet. In reply to that, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami came up with a reply that made fans crazy.
Here is the shared tweet:
It’s call karma 💔💔💔 https://t.co/DpaIliRYkd
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 13, 2022
Shoaib Akhtar criticized Indian bowlers while comparing them with Pakistan bowlers ahead of the World Cup final
Speaking of the tweet, Shoaib Akhtar tweeted a heart-breaking emoji to share his disappointment with the loss of Pakistan. But, in reply, Mohammad Shami wrote: “Sorry brother It’s call karma” with three heart-breaking emojis. Fans found it interesting as they made the tweet viral all over the internet.
Before the final, Shoaib Malik said that England would find Pakistan bowlers tougher than the Indian bowlers. He said: “Farak ye padega ki England ek comprehensive position me hai. England ka confidence sky-rocketing hoga. England ko pata hai ki yahan par Pakistan bowlers India bowling ki tarah nahi hai. Yahan kuch na kuch karke jeetna apdega. Itni aasani se walkover nahi milega.”
Speaking of the final, England won the toss and asked Pakistan to bat first. They scored only 137 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. Shan Masood scored 38 runs off 28 balls, including two fours and one six. For England, Sam Curran took three wickets for 12 runs in four overs. In reply, England chased down the target in 19 overs. Ben Stokes scored 52* runs off 49 balls, including five fours and one six. Thus, England defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the final of the 20-20 World Cup 2022.