“You have fulfilled the ‘c’ word…’ Shoaib Akhtar trolls South Africa


New Delhi: In a sudden turn of events in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022, Netherlands defeated South Africa by 13 runs to leave Pakistan in the semi-finals.

South Africa fell short of the target of 159 runs and were thus kicked out of the tournament. Now, Pakistan have won against Bangladesh and thus their place in the semi-final is booked.

“You have fulfilled the ‘c’ word…’ Shoaib Akhtar trolls South Africa

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said you have the ‘c’ word on par with South Africa.

“I just woke up. Thank you, South Africa. Aap bahut asked him chokers hai (you are very big chokers). You have given a great opportunity to Pakistan, many thanks to you. I didn’t think Pakistan deserved to go to the semi-finals after losing to Zimbabwe, but Pakistan have been given a lifeline. We have to see India again,” he said in a video.

Temba Bavuma ‘very disappointed’ with the defeat

Winning by 13 runs, Holland recorded one of the biggest wins of his career. South Africa captain Temab Bavuma could only be “very disappointed”.

In the post-match press conference, Bavuma said: “Very disappointing. We played very well before this game. We knew it was a must-win game and again we faltered when it mattered. Hard to swallow for to the guys. We had the confidence and the belief to get to the knockouts. You can pick a lot of things when you lose like that.”

Bavuma compared this defeat to the one against Pakistan and said they lost wickets at crucial times. “With the bat we just got stuck like Pakistan’s game. We lost wickets at crucial times. Maybe the wicket was taken a bit but they used the dimensions of the floor much better than us. Out of all of us, it wasn’t good enough.”

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