Fans and celebrities have lost all faith and hope in Pakistan after the team’s shocking defeat to Afghanistan in the 2023 World Cup in India.
The stunning defeat at the hands of Afghanistan sent shockwaves through the cricketing world and deeply impacted Pakistani fans, including notable figures from the entertainment industry who found little solace in the result.
While some Indian celebrities and fans joined in the jubilant Afghan celebrations, Pakistani fans, for the most part, were left disheartened and upset by their team’s performance.
Actress Mawra Hocane has expressed her desolation and disappointment after the men in green’s poor performance, as packed away the Pakistan team jersey she bought.
He decision to tuck away her team jersey and her statement that only a miracle could salvage Pakistan’s campaign reflects the somber mood that has gripped the cricket-loving nation.
She also humorously alluded to the prevailing situation in which Pakistani fans are left calculating their team’s chances of reaching the tournament’s semi-finals, relying on the misfortunes of other competing teams.
Other prominent celebrities also took to social media to share their sentiments. Singer Falak Shabir’s despondency was palpable as he declared that it was no longer worthwhile to chant Pakistan’s typical slogan, “Tum jeeto ya haaro, humhe tumse pyar hai.”
Actor and TV host Fahad Mustafa simply expressed his heartbreak with a broken heart emoji, while singer Nabeel Qureshi playfully took a swipe at the captaincy of Babar Azam, suggesting that he does a better job at captaining a virtual cricket team in the Cricket 24 video game on his Xbox.
— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) October 23, 2023
Actor and YouTuber, Arslan Naseer, known for his lighthearted CricComedy videos, abandoned humor and instead criticized the team for its lack of professionalism and readiness for the ongoing tournament.
This devastating loss to Afghanistan follows back-to-back defeats against arch-rivals India and Australia, leaving Pakistan on the precipice of an early exit from the World Cup. The Afghan team delivered a comprehensive victory, with only two wickets lost while successfully chasing down a target of 283.
The cricketing world, as well as Pakistan’s fervent supporters, now waits with bated breath to see if the team can mount a miraculous comeback in the remainder of the tournament or if their campaign will conclude in heartbreak.
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