Pakistan cricket team players have long been slammed for their inability to churn out wins in Test cricket for quite a long time. With a fear of failure, they couldn’t take giant strides going forward into the game. As a result, they didn’t find a way to come out on top. However, after a year, Pakistan finally managed to win their first Test.
They couldn’t be any happier upon executing their plans to perfection in the Test opener against Sri Lanka in Galle. The visitors put up a great fight, dictated terms and channelized their aggression in the right path. As it turned out, they emerged as the victorious side against the Sri Lankans recently.
Pakistan cricket team led by Babar Azam won the game by four wickets and drew first blood in the series, with one more game to go. The visitors will be looking forward to making a telling impact once again, in an attempt to inflict a 2-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka. The second Test will begin on July 24 at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.
Netizens hilariously react to Babar Azam’s cash prize
Pakistan chased down the target quite successfully and finished the game at 133/6. Saud Shakeel, who scored an unbeaten double-century in the first innings was adjudged the Player of the Match. On the other hand, Babar Azam received the match-winners cheque for steering the team to a memorable victory.
While the Pakistan fans expressed their delight upon seeing their skipper receiving the cash prize, the fans of other nations found a big blunder on the cheque and then made a joke out of it. The amount on the cheque is written as $5,000 in numbers but in words, it is shown as “US DOLLARS TWO THOUSAND ONLY”.
— Out Of Context Cricket (@GemsOfCricket) July 20, 2023
Netizens couldn’t stop controlling their laughter and they ridiculed the whole scene and generated a truckload of memes. Take a glimpse at what the netizens had in mind after spotting a mistake in the cash prize.
Aur bolo Sari Lanka 😂
— Shikhar 🇮🇳 (@ViewFromShikhar) July 20, 2023
After deducting GST. 🤣🤣🤣
— Vikram Barhat (@VikramBarhat) July 20, 2023
Chicken dinner with zero kill
— Himanshu🇮🇳 (@proudindian7197) July 20, 2023
They should have given him 10 GB of data so that Babar Azam can use that internet data to make the perfect XI for the next match.
— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) July 20, 2023
Pakistan skipper, at the post-match presentation, reserved the highest respect for his teammates, especially the young cricketers for rising to the occasion. The skipper concluded by adding that he is impressed and happy with the overall performance of the team.
“When you win the match, you grow in confidence. All credit to the boys, especially the youngsters. We lost early wickets but the way Saud and Agha played changed the game. Agha showed his talent and passion with both bat and ball. As a captain, I am impressed and happy with the performance. It’s not easy to bat here but the way Saud played was outstanding,” Babar Azam said after the match.