Imad Wasim raises bat after scoring 43: The Pakistani all-rounder was seen acknowledging the crowd’s applause after getting out at Lord’s.
During the 43rd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lord’s, Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim played a vital role in his team scoring 315/9 in their allotted quota of 50 overs.
Coming on the back of a match-winning 49* (54) against Afghanistan, Wasim continued his rich form in another crucial situation for Pakistan. Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 43rd over, Wasim saw wickets falling at the other end right from the word go.
In what was a lone effort in the slog overs, Wasim might have again missed out on a half-century but his 43 (26) with the help of six fours and a six played was important for Pakistan to cross the 300-run mark.
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After he got out in the last over, Wasim received a warm applause from the spectators. In a bid to acknowledge the same, Wasim raised his bat. Having played well, it was not a major surprise as played tend to do the same.
However, the same didn’t go down well with users of social media platform Twitter. Plentiful users trolled Wasim for raising his bat without even scoring a half-century
Imad Wasim raises bat after scoring 43:
— Cricket Freak (@Jammy_Cricket11) July 5, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— Chandan KrishnaMurthy (@mechankris) July 5, 2019
Imad Wasim was raising his bat after he missed double century just 157 runs he scored 43 sad #PAKvsBN
— bunny (@k_bhupathi) July 5, 2019
Get Imad out of the team. A player who cant respect his captain doesnt deserve to play. Another Malik in the making. That expression says a kot Imad Wasim. #PAKvBAN
— Sohaib Jasim (@ssobii) July 5, 2019
— Sid Grover (@GroverSid) July 5, 2019
As far as the rest of the Pakistani batsmen were concerned, a 157-run partnership for the second wicket between Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam laid a solid foundation for Pakistan. While Azam (96) narrowly missed out on his 11th ODI century, Imam registered his seventh ODI century. Before getting out in the 42nd over, Imam ended up scoring 100 (100) with the help of seven fours.