Faheem Ashraf, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez Kept Pakistani Twitter Abuzz Today

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The 4th ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan concluded a little while ago. Keeping up with the precedent set during the last three games, New Zealand did not come across any major resistance while batting its way to victory.

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For a moment there, when Haris Sohail ousted Williamson, Pakistani fans fancied winning the game. However, the moment Colin De Grandhomme stepped onto the field, it was obvious that the Kiwis would walk away victorious.

To give a quick recap, De Grandhomme scored an impressive 74 runs from 40 balls, all the while blitzing magic with his bat.

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While the world cheered De Grandhomme for his brilliant performance, fans on Pakistani Twitter were busy posting about these three cricketers during – and even after – the game.

Fahim Ashraf

Pakistan had won the toss and opted to bat first. Instead of following the conventional order, Faheem Ashraf was sent to open along with Fakhar Zaman.

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At first this new change was seen with a lot of interest by Pakistani Twitter.

Some went as far as to welcome this odd experiment.

However, Faheem Ashraf could not live up to the expectations and was dismissed during the third over, leaving Pakistan one man down with only 7 runs on the scoreboard.

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It goes without saying that Faheem Ashraf at once became the victim of scathing tweets.

Shoaib Malik

While Ashraf was receiving flake, Twitter was also abuzz about the ball-hit-Shoaib-Malik-in-the-head episode.

Being a seasoned player, many had pinned a lot of hopes on Malik before the game.



However, in came the freak accident rattling the 35 year old batsman. Ever since, Twitterati can’t stop sharing that fateful moment when Malik’s skull was hit by a ball that was intended by the fielder to hit the wicket.

Yikes! Sania Mirza, take care of our brave boy!

Mohammad Hafeez

Perhaps the only time Pakistanis truly cheered during the game today was when Mohammad Hafeez sent the ball out of the stadium, hitting a 105 meter six.


For all the disappointment that Pakistan Cricket Team has bestowed its fans with during the New Zealand tour, Hafeez’s six for surely a moment to celebrate.

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This guy’s tweet perfectly sums the love-hate relationship that Pakistani fans have with Mohammad Hafeez.