On March 8, 2020, in the final match of the Women’s T20 World Cup, Australia won over team India by a mammoth 85 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur led Indian side, who reached the finals for the first time had beaten Australia in their opening match of the tournament on 21st February at Sydney.
The MCG was jam-packed on Sunday. All eyes were glued on to the match, which was expected to be a neck to neck competition. However, it turned out to be a one-sided affair of the host and defending champions.
Former cricketer and now a commentator Aakash Chopra was also disappointed by the performance of team India at the finals but, was raged when the Indian team was trolled by a Pakistani fan for losing the Champions Trophy in 2017 in a similar way. Chopra did not hold himself back and gave a solid reply to defend the Indian women’s cricket team.
The Men’s cricket team faced Pakistan in the league stage of the Champions Trophy in 2017 held in England. India defeated Pakistan in a humiliating way with 124 runs then. But when the two teams clashed again at the finals, Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side won the match and the trophy. Chances of Pakistan winning was very less, yet in the final match, they performed extraordinarily well and defeated India by 180 runs. The Pakistan supporter stated the fact and mocked the Women’s team for losing in the same way.
In response to the troll, Aakash Chopra questioned Pakistan’s performance and asked the fan the number of times the Pakistan team has qualified for knockouts in ICC events since the Champions Trophy 2017.
‘How many knockouts did Pakistan play since that final’ – questioned Aakash Chopra.
Aakash also added a taunt in Hindi to pinpoint Pakistan’s performance in ICC events in the last three years. The Men’s team failed at the league stage itself in the 2019 World Cup after losing 3 out of 5 matches. Moreover, even the Women’s team of Pakistan did not perform well at the T20 World Cup in Australia. They won only the opening match against West Indies.
Here’s the exchange of tweets between them:
😂 😂 😂 Same as is champions trophy
— ہارون (@Haroon402) March 8, 2020
How many knockouts did your team play since that final? Men and Women included. Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain voh light jala ke kapde nahin badalte, dost 🙏 https://t.co/xUiL4hIePP
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 8, 2020