Pakistan lost to England in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after posting up a meagre total.
England chased down Pakistan’s 137-8 with five wickets in hand and six balls to spare.
The defeat has left many Pakistanis heartbroken, who were looking for a replay of the 1992 final. Soon after the match ended, Pakistani fast bowler Shadab Khan took to twitter to apologise to Pakistanis.
“Thank you to all the fans of Pakistan for your constant support. We gave it our all but couldn’t win the trophy for you. Sorry to let you down. We will try to improve as a team and come back even stronger. Never stop believing, your belief makes us stronger,” the 24-year- old bowler wrote in the tweet.
Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam offered congratulations to the English side in the post- match ceremony. “Congratulations to the England team, we felt like everyone came here to support us, thank you so much,” said Azam, addressing fans.
“The way the team has gone in the last four matches [was] incredible. I told the boys to play their natural game, with freedom.
“We were 20 runs short [in the final] but to fight to the last over was unbelievable. Our bowling is one of the best but unfortunately Shaheen’s injury cost us a different result, but that’s part of the game,” he concluded.