T20 World Cup: Pakistani fan threatens captain Babar Azam, ‘Won’t let you come back if you don’t beat India’

T20 World Cup: Pakistani fan threatens captain Babar Azam, 'Won't let you come back if you don't beat India'
T20 World Cup: Pakistani fan threatens captain Babar Azam, 'Won't let you come back if you don't beat India'

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli’s Team India will take on arch rival’s Babar Azam’s Pakistan in their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Sunday. Fans from both countries are always excited about this clash given the history between both countries. As Men in Green gear up for the big clash, one Pakistani fan has threatened Pakistan cricket team’s captain Babar Azam that if his side doesn’t beat India in WC then he will not be let his team come back to Pakistan. 

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T20 World Cup: Pakistani fan threatens captain Babar Azam, ‘Won’t let you come back if you don’t beat India’

Pakistan’s captain Babar posted a photo with his team with the caption, “Off to UAE. Your support means more than anything. Stand by your team. Keep supporting. Keep praying. Keep believing. #PakistanZindabad.” On which a fan named Rahil Bhat commented on saying, “24 October wala match jeeta dena warna gar annay nhi degay.” (If you don’t win the game on October 24 then I won’t let you come back.)

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Fans harrsing players 

This is not the first time that the players from both countries getting harassed ahead of or after losing India vs Pakistan match. In 2019 when Team India defeated Pakistan in the 50 overs World Cup, then captain Sarfaraz Khan also had to face a lot of criticism. The captain was seen carrying his child in a mall when this harasser started recording the video and body-shamed him. Sarfaraz did not react and chose to walk away while the fan was busy taking the video.

Pakistan fan threatens Babar

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Pakistan fan threatens Babar

The Pakistan cricket team was also harassed and criticised on social media for going out for dinner ahead of the India game in the 2019 WC. Earlier Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akram, Shoaib Akhtar were also harassed after losing the WC game against India. (Pakistan Cricket team)

T20 World Cup: Pakistani fan threatens captain Babar Azam, ‘Won’t let you come back if you don’t beat India’

India vs Pakistan Head-to-Head in ICC tournaments: Pakistan is yet to beat India in any World Cup fixture.

Tournament Matches played India won Pakistan won Draw/Tie/No result
World Cup 7 7 0 0
T20 World Cup 5 4 0 1
Champions Trophy 5 2 3 0
Total 17 13 3 1

 

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India vs Pakistan Head-to-Head in T20s

T20 World Cup

India leads Pakistan 6-1 in 8 T20 matches, including a tie. The record shows Pakistan will have an uphill task against Virat Kohli & Co. in the upcoming contest.

Match results
Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date
India Pakistan tied Durban Sep 14, 2007
India Pakistan India 5 runs Johannesburg Sep 24, 2007
India Pakistan India 8 wickets Colombo (RPS) Sep 30, 2012
India Pakistan Pakistan 5 wickets Bengaluru Dec 25, 2012
India Pakistan India 11 runs Ahmedabad Dec 28, 2012
India Pakistan India 7 wickets Dhaka Mar 21, 2014
India Pakistan India 5 wickets Dhaka Feb 27, 2016
India Pakistan India 6 wickets Kolkata Mar 19, 2016

 

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab), Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern), Asif Ali (Northern), Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Haider Ali (Northern), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Imad Wasim (Northern), Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Shoaib Malik (Central Punjab).

India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, R.Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami

T20 World Cup: Pakistani fan threatens captain Babar Azam, ‘Won’t let you come back if you don’t beat India’