“A national holiday should be declared”: Fans Troll Pakistan After Win Against Sri-Lanka

On Thursday, July 20, Pakistan secured a hard-fought four-wicket victory against Sri Lanka, commencing their new World Test Championship (WTC) cycle on a positive note. The match saw both teams putting up impressive performances, making it a riveting contest for cricket enthusiasts.

Sri Lanka got off to a strong start, posting a commendable 312 runs on the board in the first innings. In response, Saud Shakeel’s exceptional double century powered Pakistan to a commanding total of 461 runs. Sri Lanka struggled in their second innings, scoring only 278 runs, leaving Babar Azam’s-led side with a target of 131 runs for victory.

Although Pakistan lost wickets regularly during their chase, they ultimately emerged victorious, securing a much-needed win. Despite the triumph, some fans expressed dissatisfaction on social media, criticizing the team’s performance over the past year.

Indeed, Pakistan’s Test cricket record over the last 365 days has been a mixed bag, with the team playing six red-ball matches, losing four, and drawing two. This lack of consistent success in the game’s longest format has led to frustration among sure fans, who took to trolling the team and its captain, Babar Azam, despite the victory.

The social media reactions varied from praising individual performances to expressing disappointment at the team’s recent results. Some fans highlighted the stunning catch made by Babar Azam during the game, while others criticized his overall contribution as captain.

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Amidst the mixed fan reactions, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are gearing up for the second and final Test match, scheduled to take place on July 24. Both teams will be eager to secure a series win and build momentum as they continue their journey in the World Test Championship.

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