The 20-20 World Cup 2022 is heading towards the knockout stage as four teams have confirmed their spots in the semi-finals. With the World cup going on, there have been widespread discussions happening about the tournament on television. Pakistan news channels are also keeping an eye on the mega tournament with a star-studded expert panel including Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. A video of a live discussion on Pakistan Channel has been going viral where Waqar Younis asks a hilarious fan question to Wasim Akram.
In the video, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-Ul-Haq, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are seated in the studio of a Pakistan news channel. Younis starts reading a question from a fan and says, “An important question has come from Zubair Sharif.” Akram breaks in to ask, “how important is the question, life and death kind of.” Younis replies, “yes it’s very important and the question is for you. Does ariel really clean clothes?”
Listening to the absurd question, the entire panel burst into laughter. Akram replied “I’ve been washing clothes for the past 10 years, I’m 56 now. It does clean. Ariel!!! Ariel!!” The anchor further hilariously goes on to call Akram ‘the national dhobi.’
Watch the video here:
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Pakistan made a surprise entry into the semi-finals
Meanwhile, Pakistan have made a surprise entry into the semi-finals of the 20-20 World Cup following their win against Bangladesh on Sunday. Courtesy of their win, Pakistan finished on the second spot in Group 2 having six points to their name. Pakistan’s path was cleared by the Netherlands who handed a shocking defeat to South Africa in their last group game on Sunday. The Dutch registered a 13-run-win over the Proteas which left them with 5 points in five matches leading to their exit from the tournament.
South Africa’s first match against Zimbabwe got washed out which gave them only one point. The Proteas were just 13 runs away from victory when the rain came and no further play could be possible. The abandoned match came back to haunt them after their humiliating loss against the Netherlands.
Pakistan will lock horns with New Zealand in the first semi-final on Wednesday, November 9 at Sydney Cricket Ground.