PakistanIts inconsistent fielding performance has been a topic of discussion and debate in the cricket world over the years. While the team boasts great batting and bowling talent, their fielding has often been their Achilles’ heel. This aspect of their game came under test again during the warm-up match against Australia ahead ODI World Cup 2023Held at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
The incident that fueled the controversy unfolded in the 23rd over of Australia’s innings. Harris RaufThe Pakistani right-arm pacer bowled a short length delivery to the Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne. Labuschagne, known for his accuracy, delicately steered the ball towards deep backward square leg. What followed was a comedy of errors that divided the cricketing world.
Both Mohammad Wasim And Mohammad Nawaz, the Pakistani fielders in the vicinity rushed to intercept the ball. However, their eagerness to stop almost collided. In a funny turn of events, as they tried to avoid bumping into each other, the ball miraculously squeezed through the gap between them and went to the boundary, allowing Australia to add four runs to their total.
Shikhar Dhawan made a funny comment about this incident
The video of this unintentional slapping moment spread like wildfire across social media platforms. Cricket lovers around the world couldn’t help but smile at the mishap. Veteran Indian cricketers joined the chorus of entertainment Shikhar DhawanKnown for his wit and humor.
Dhawan took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share the video, along with a tongue-in-cheek caption. In his tweet he wrote, “Pakistan and fielding, an endless love story #PakistanFielding #PakCricket.” The tweet quickly gained traction and elicited reactions from fans, both taunting and appreciating Dhawan’s playful banter.
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— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 3, 2023
Australia is prevailing in the preparation match
While the fielding disaster was undoubtedly a tumultuous moment in the game, the overall contest between Pakistan and Australia was intense. The Australian team scored 351/7 with an outstanding performance Glenn Maxwell (77), Cameron Greene (50), and David Warner (48).
In reply, Pakistan’s batsmen showed resilience Iftekhar Ahmed Score 83 and Babar Azam Contributed 90 runs. However, despite their efforts, Pakistan were bowled out for 337 runs, falling short of the target.