Zimbabwe Cricket is currently in the middle of one of its darkest phases. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended them with immediate effect owing to political interference from the country’s government. Shashank Manohar, the chairman of the ICC, didn’t mince any words in saying that ZC has violated the rules and regulations because of which the step had to be taken.
The suspension meant that Zimbabwe Cricket won’t be getting funds from the ICC. The national team has also been barred of participating in ICC events, such as the T20 World Cup qualifier for both Men and Women later this year in October. After the massive development in their cricket, the likes of Sikandar Raza and Solomon Mire have expressed their grief and hung their boots from international cricket.
Fakhar scoring big against Zimbabwe
In the meantime, fans are trolling Fakhar Zaman and the Pakistan team. Back in 2018, the Men in Green could only get over the line in the ODI series versus Zimbabwe. Sarfaraz Ahmed & Co managed to whitewash their opponent 5-0. Their batters, especially the openers- Fakhar and Imam-ul-Haq piled on runs at an alarming rate, laying onto the Zimbabwean bowlers.
In fact, Fakhar went on to become the first Pakistan batsman to hit a double-century in ODI cricket. The southpaw was simply unstoppable in the series and became the fastest batter to get 1,000 ODI runs after making his debut during the 2017 Champions Trophy. In the five-match series, Fakhar went on to rack up 515 runs with a top score of 210* at an awe-inspiring average of 257.50.
Overall, he smacked two tons and as many half-centuries in the series. He scored those runs at a strike-rate of 111.47, hitting 65 boundaries and six sixes. Even Imam, his opening partner, piled 395 runs at an average of 79. Imam finished with three centuries. Fans are ridiculing Fakhar for the reason that apart from that series, he hasn’t performed on a consistent basis at the highest level.
Barring Zimbabwe, Fakhar has scored 1313 runs in 39 matches at an average of 34.55, which is much lower than his career average of 45.70. He didn’t have the greatest of outings in the World Cup as well.
Here is how the fans mocked Fakhar and Pakistan:
— Mohit Verma🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Mohitt_Verma) July 19, 2019
Now Pak team be like icc is against us now against which team we will win #Zimbabwe
— Kabir singh (@tappusena0) July 19, 2019
Zimbabwe gya toh gya saath me Pakistan ke suhane sapne (2-4 double century, 4-5 clean sweep, 1-2 400+ total and many more) bhi le gya…
— Bramhan Div (@BramhanDiv) July 19, 2019
In world cup they had more win against india than pak which shows that zim is far better than pakistan 😂#zimbabwe
— Srithar (@Srithar68772557) July 19, 2019
Zimbabwe suspended by ICC from all form of cricket matches 🙄
Ab Pakistan wale kisko harayenge yaar@chiragbarjatyaa
— Lucky Batra (@lucky10febbatra) July 19, 2019
I'm worried about Pakistan, Zimbabwe is suspended toh century ke liye kya kare ab?
— Niyati (@ImNiyati45) July 19, 2019
— Commented what i saw 🤟 (@INDIAN7PRO) July 19, 2019
— Bhargava B (@bhargava_badda) July 19, 2019
Not a F soul
Pakis commenting everywhere "Feeling Sad For Fakhar Zaman"#Zimbabwe
— Rida (@PsuedoSoul) July 19, 2019
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Fakhar Zaman be like.. pic.twitter.com/ig38Mg1TlL
— amanverma (@amanv2149) July 19, 2019
Now against whom will Pakistan score 500 in ODI cricket ? Against whom will Fakhar Zaman break Rohit Sharma’s record for the highest ODI score ? Against whom will Hasan Ali take 10 wickets ? Sad day… for both Zimbabwe and Pakistan. https://t.co/Verxi7f16k
— Aniket Bose (@ABnormalConnect) July 19, 2019
Sad for Pakistan, no Zimbabwe – No Party, No 200 for Fakhar Zaman https://t.co/2jDMUfHv29
— Sanchita 🇮🇳 (@CforCrickett) July 18, 2019
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