In the struggle, Pakistan collapsed during the opening inning with the bat as no batter could surpass Babar Azam’s runs today.
The skipper slammed his 17th T20I half-century but it does not come with a thrill as coming on 50 balls, these 50 runs make Babar the second Pakistani batsman with the slowest half-century.
Twitter is still going crazy even the match coiled in South Africa’s favor hours ago. They believe it was a match-losing inning to bring 50 runs on 50 balls and even term it as a ‘selfish’ inning.
Pakistan could post 140 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Despite the fact that the Proteas missed on their key players, they bashed the men in green out of the field sparing 6 overs.
It was a humiliation but credit to the inexperienced SA side who let a full potent Pakistan team down in both the departs; batting and bowling.
Here are a few of the most recent Tweets as the forum lashes out on the skipper:
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Babar azam batted so nicely to score his half century, it's just that he forgot he was playing T20 and not odi… Someone should have remind him in the middle 🤣🤣🤣— shiva chalise (@Chalisay_) April 12, 2021
Babar's knock of today was something we call stat padding for personal records.— Perry (@51Biased) April 12, 2021
50 off 50 in a T20 is a match losing innings. That innings is the prime example of why you need an option to retire a batsman mid innings🤦♂️ #SAvPAK— Haroon (@hazharoon) April 12, 2021
Iskaa matlab ab rizwan ko har match mein runs banane honge bcz uske runs babar k runs se bhi zyaada important hai🤔🤔— Imran Khan (@imkhan66) April 12, 2021
Full Strength Pakistan Xi Losing shamelessly to South African C team… But we are made to believe that we are favourite for WT20 because Babar and Hafeez scored runs vs Linde at home.— No-one. (@Tanzeelified) April 12, 2021
Notably, the third match of the four-match T20I series will be played on 14th April at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium. As of now, the series is leveled by 1-1 and the remaining two matches are equally crucial to winning for both the contestants.