Sarfaraz Ahmed was spotted 'yawning' behind the stumps during the high-pressure India-Pakistan game. (Photo: Twitter)
Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahemed had to bear the brunt of his ordinary behaviour during the high octane World Cup 2019 game against India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday following his team’s crushing defeat. Sarfaraz Ahmed became the obvious target of fans after he was spotted 'yawning' behind the stumps after the rain break during the first innings of India vs Pakistan match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Memes on yawning Sarfaraz flooded the Twitter and trolled the Pakistani captain in a brutal way.
Below are few of the tweets
I’m afraid it’s good night Pakistan.. The blue machine marches on!!! #PakistanVsIndia— Morne Morkel (@mornemorkel65) June 16, 2019
Hate to admit it but today there was a professional well-gelled cricket team that was the Indian team & a bunch of stragglers disconnected & led by a yawning captain that passed for the Pak team! Winning & losing r part of the game but there must be a modicum of professionalism!— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 16, 2019
In one of the biggest encounters of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India on Sunday thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in a rain-affected game. With the victory, India extended its winning streak against Pakistan in the World Cup to 7-0.
After winning the toss, Pakistan invited India to bat first in overcast English conditions at Old Trafford in Manchester. India started carefully and then blasted the Pakistan bowlers to reach a total of 336, courtesy Rohit Sharma’s stunning century and crucial half centuries by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
Chasing the target, Pakistan lost their opener Imam-ul-Haq early in the innings. He was removed LBW by Vijay Shankar who struck on his very first ball of the World Cup. After the first wicket, Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) stitched a good 104-run partnership for the second wicket to keep Pakistan in the contest.
However, a brilliant delivery from Kuldeep Yadav removed Babar on the last ball of 24th over. After Babar’s wicket, the Pakistani team was all over and lost their next three batsman in for just 12 runs. They ended their innings at 212-6 in 40 overs and lost the game by 89 runs.