Irfan Pathan, a former Indian cricketer, made a funny jab at Pakistani supporters who criticized India for the T20I series loss to the West Indies. He reacted angrily, accusing them of belittling Men in Blue while not really caring about them.
India had to take a bitter pill as they fell short of expectations in the last T20I match against the West Indies, losing the series for the first time in 17 years. After losing the first two games, they made a strong comeback and won the next two games, but they still lost the championship game by eight wickets.
In the match that decided the series, India bowled and batted poorly. They chose to bat first, but found it difficult to get going and frequently lost wickets. Tilak Varma (27) and Suryakumar Yadav (61) contributed significant hits that helped the squad reach a total of 165 runs.
However, they had absolutely no luck with the ball. After Kyle Mayers was early removed by Arshdeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King took control of the game, stitched 107 runs, and won it for the side with 8 wickets remaining.
Many Pakistani fans criticized India for losing to a lower-ranked team after India’s defeat. They used the Sunday jab to make fun of Irfan Pathan. The former Indian all-rounder responded by saying:
Abdulla deewana begaani Shadi… #padosi on Sunday.
Irfan Pathan: Team India needs to take stock of their loss against Ireland.
Irfan Pathan also discussed India’s defeat, saying that they need think about it because losing to a team with a low ranking is concerning.
Congratulations to the West Indies team on a well-earned series victory, he said. Losing to a lower-ranked team is obviously concerning, thus Team India needs to reflect on this defeat, he continued.
The three-match T20I series will now be played in Ireland with the India team. Jasprit Bumrah will serve as the team’s captain, with the other batters receiving rest.