Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the 2021 semi-finals T20 World Cup. New Zealand and Australia will now face off in the tournament summit clash. In this article, we take a look at how Pakistan Cricket Board President Ramiz Raja reacted after Pakistan lost in the T20 WC semifinals.
Pakistan lost in the T20 WC semifinals
Pakistan actually had a good game in both innings. With the bat, they scored 176 points and it was considered a defensible score in a pressure match. The bowlers proved this in the opening overs. Shaheen Afridi took a wicket in the first over while Shadab Khan dominated the Australian batters in the middle-over. At one point, Australia was almost out of the game. However, the partnership between Mathew Wade and Marcus Stoinis helped the team cross the finish line.
Ramiz Raja reacts
Pakistan entered this tournament as an unpredictable team. Shortly before the tournament started, there were also some management issues. However, exceeding expectations, the team remained undefeated until the semi-final. However, they lost in the knockout match. Ramiz Raja, who talked about his team’s performance, got a message after the defeat.
You have truly united the earth and refreshed its mood with promises. We thank you and are proud of how you fought. Good guys. #PakistanZindabad
– Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) November 11, 2021
Following the current squad, Pakistan appears to have a bright future in the format. Babar Azam is the centerpiece while the team has a strong core with the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan. The veterans may retire soon and Pakistan’s immediate task will be to replace them.