Mumbai: Pakistan PM Imran Khan had a few suggestions for the Pakistan team ahead of their much-awaited encounter against India in World Cup 2019.
The 1992 World Cup winnings captain had adviced the team to have an offensive winning strategy.
“Given the intensity of the match, both teams will come under great mental pressure and the power of the mind will decide the outcome of the match today,” Khan said on Twitter.
He also wanted the team to rely only on specialized batsmen and bowlers and had even hinted captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to bat first if the conditions were not damp.
However, the Pakistan skipper opted to bowl instead despite the pitch being dry and the weather being sunny. Moreover, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim were included in the starting squad ahead of specialist players like Shaheen Afridi and Asif Ali.
Since Sarfaraz completely ignored the advice of PM Imran Khan, he was brutally trolled on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:
Imran Khan: win the toss and bat first— A (@affsss16) June 16, 2019
Sarfaraz: we will bowl first pic.twitter.com/pzG1Q0pPZG
Imran Khan: Sarfaraz must win the toss & choose to bat— ⚡ மது ⚡ (@_Madhu__) June 16, 2019
*Sarfaraz won the toss & chose to bowl*
I Khan to Sarfaraz: pic.twitter.com/twYB5ftADw
Imran Khan: if you win toss choose batting..
Sarfraz: choosing to ball like.. pic.twitter.com/MAC40PyzXq— ikram Raza 🇵🇰 (@iamikramraza) June 16, 2019
PM .@ImranKhanPTI told @SarfarazA_54 to win the toss, he won but the PM also said to bat first but he chose fielding. @SarfarazA_54 bhi na, Adha government ka, adha opposition ka. 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/7ddbFSmpE2— Umer Farooq (@Umer_Pasanni) June 16, 2019
Captain Sarfaraz @SarfarazA_54 ignored the advice of 1992 Champion Captain @ImranKhanPTI in #PakistanvsIndia After winning toss Sarfraz decided to field first. Is this a right decision or a big blunder.@nur_aftab @MadihaAbidAli @aaliaaaliya @mak_asif @MazharAbbasGEO @TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/uVVNmXL7Nh— Hammad Butt (@HammadButt1983) June 16, 2019
Imran Khan before Pak leaving for World Cup : “Bat First regardless of conditions against India”— Andy (@DareToSpeak2) June 16, 2019
Sarfaraz after winning toss : “Boys will bowl first hehe” #INDvPAK #IndiaVsPakistan #ICCWorldCup
Imran Khan : pic.twitter.com/bWOmdoB0ka
Imran Khan: win the toss and bat first
Sarfaraz: we will bowl first pic.twitter.com/pzG1Q0pPZG— A (@affsss16) June 16, 2019