The second T20 which took place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, sent the fans home disappointed as Pakistan lost by 35 runs to Sri Lanka, giving away the series in their hands now. And the nation is really upset!
Fans to Paki cricket team#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/hAXbu0X4ny
— Muniba🇵🇰 (@Muneebawajid1) October 7, 2019
THE NAB WE NEED!
After NAB we need NCAB – National Cricket Accountability Bureau.#PAKvsSL
— Umair Amjad Ali (@ProudlySheikh) October 7, 2019
Many were disappointed:
Year 2019 :
Still Pakistani Batsman don't know how to chase a target even in Home ground.
Shameful #PAKvsSL #PakVsSri #CricketComesHome
— C r i c o ツ (@Sarcastifieded_) October 7, 2019
As people were bashing Misbah, many shared the relief Mickey Arthur must have felt today!
Mickey Arthur enjoying Pakistan's performance under Misbah (who ended his coaching stint with pakistan) #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/hVNOULJCVZ
— راؤ ہاشم علی 🇵🇰 (@RaoHAli) October 7, 2019
This aunty is all of us summed up in one picture:
Same Auntie Same
Exactly Same 🙅 #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/HogWxUO1mw
— بنتِ مجاہد (@Ha_ph_ca) October 7, 2019
Ja Sri Lanka, jee lay apni zindagi!
The win was staged, If we had let them leave our country without a victory they’d never come back 😂 #PAKvsSL
— Salman (@SalmanSattaar) October 7, 2019
Ek toh humari ama’on ki logic!
Me:Mama Pakistan match haar gaya
Mama:or karo mobile use
— Ali Hassan 🇵🇰 (@alihassanirb) October 7, 2019
This poster though!
This 😂❤️ #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/9QBJK3GjmM
— Aسad Amjad 🇵🇰 (@Vayy_Asad) October 7, 2019
Bus bhi kerdoh daddu jokes yar!
Ghalti Hamari Nahi hai
Jab Se Lahore Aye hai Subha Sham Hummey DADDU 🐸 Khilaye Jarhe hai.#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/bSiZ7Jr1Ec
— Arsalan Ali (@Arsalan10Ali) October 7, 2019
People were specially mad at Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad:
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad: pic.twitter.com/hrXbiWKFZ7
— Aqib (@Ackqib) October 7, 2019
Umar Akmal – Two consecutive golden ducks! What a comeback for the legend… #PAKvsSL #PAKvSL #UmarAkmal
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) October 7, 2019
What is this attitude, Misbah?
چیف سلیکٹر مصباح عمراکمل اور احمد شہزاد کو ٹیم میں کھلانے پر کوچ مصباح کی کلاس لیتے ہُوئے#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/c5XXbBsKda
— 🇵🇰Liaquat🇵🇰 (@Liaquat92) October 7, 2019
Babar Azam's Father to Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad.#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/8fgufjBonM
— 🇵🇰 سہيل خان (@sohailayy) October 7, 2019
Sir Umar Akmal is the most dangerous player,,,,,,,for his own team
— Syed Ali Sarim 🇵🇰🇵🇰 (@imAviator) October 7, 2019
Umar akmal missed his century by just 100 runs. 🤭🤣😝#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/JcsTjnELZH
— Iram Rizvi (@IramRizvi786) October 7, 2019
Some blamed it on the city:
#Lahore k full crowd main Team Pakistan ki harh say#Karachi k Khali Ground main Team Pakistan ki Jeet behtar thi#PAKvsSL #PAKvSL
— Anas Ghauri 🇵🇰 (@GhauriOfficial) October 7, 2019
Both were being called the legends!
Make Some Noise for Desi Boys
#PAKvsSL #livinglegends pic.twitter.com/NjxvP3H4PI
— Syed Ali Sarim 🇵🇰🇵🇰 (@imAviator) October 7, 2019
Still a better opener than Ahmed Shehzad #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/9TmgKTh4HW
— Farhan Nitrate (@FarhanNitrate5) October 7, 2019
Memes were everywhere!
When you find out that Pakistan has lost both T20s from the most mediocre Srilankan team at home ground… #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/OkgjF4Uaoj
— Fasih Uddin (@Fasih_Uddin) October 7, 2019
Even Rana Sahab figured out the real problem:
— Abdul Samad Tareen (@AbdulSamadTaree) October 7, 2019
Jaisa daiss waisa bhaiss:
Haai Allah… Ye Lahore ja k Lahore Qalanders ban gai kia. #PAKvsSL #UmarAkmal
— Saman Siddiqui (@Ssiddiquisaman) October 7, 2019
Many who were angry at Sri Lanka for sending their younger lot got their answers:
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride & you never quit, you'll be a winner. Congratulations @OfficialSLC. Thank you for sending a young team, Pakistan might learn something out of it! Very well played 👏👏👏 #PAKvsSL
— Aalia Rasheed (@aaliaaaliya) October 7, 2019
Giving credit where its due:
You all making fun of Umar Akmal and no one appreciating him for his consistency is so ridiculous.#PAKvsSL
— Hello ALI (@dorru12) October 7, 2019
People were lauding the Sri Lankan team:
Really impressive performance again from @OfficialSLC . Young and inexperienced side played liked pro and completely bamboozled @TheRealPCB . Historic match and series win for them at GSL. Hats off!#PAKvsSL
— Zaeem Ahsan (@ZA7Leo) October 7, 2019
Abhi, iss hi waqt!
Is ko nawaz sharif k baraber walay cell may dalo#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/DlEMkdEU4y
— Ghazali (@MrGhzali) October 7, 2019
Bhai bhai, bhai bhai!
Young Sirilankan team♥️🔥
— HANDSOME PM (@HandsomePM) October 7, 2019
Koi puchhay toh kehna, Umar Akmal aya tha…
What a comeback. He’s on a hat-trick and one away from equaling most T-20 ducks. #PAKvsSL #UmarAkmal #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/GiTfNTORhj
— Faizan Qureshi (@qureshifaizan) October 7, 2019
When songs do the talking for you:
زندگی کے سفر میں گزر جاتے ہیں جو مقام
وہ پھر نہیں آتے ، وہ پھر نہیں آتے،#PAKvsSL
— Tanzeela Awan (@tanzeela_pk) October 7, 2019
Many were criticising Misbah for the selection:
Ahmed Shehzad failed to pick the googly: clean bowled.
Umar Akmal failed to pick the googly: Leg Before Wicket.
Sarfaraz Ahmed failed to pick the googly: Chopped On.
Mind blowing selection @captainmisbahpk #PAKvsSL
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) October 7, 2019
Legend Misbah dropped Iftikhar Ahmed, the highest scorer from Pakistan's side in the last match, in favour of the likes of two dangerous players for his team Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad for today's match.#PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/M2X9K2wbDg
— . (@asadx__) October 7, 2019
And while many were bashing Misbah for a selection that clearly didn’t work, some knew the real deal 😂
Plz guyz don't bash Misbah Ul Haq he has done best thing for Pakistan Cricket ended the careers of these two idiots Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad thank u Misbah #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/a491yo8axY
— hamzakaleem (@hamzakaleem5) October 7, 2019
If only I could have 1% of the optimism this person has:
Under Misbah Pakistan team is improving day by day. They lost first t20 by 63 runs and lost second t20 by just 35 runs.
Say Masha Allah!!#PAKvsSL
— Tweetless (@tweetlessss) October 7, 2019
Hmmm, does this count as an achievement? 🤔
Umar Akmal breaks Afridi's T20I record for most ducks by any Pakistani.#PakvsSL #Cricket pic.twitter.com/3pk0rI2R1F
— Usama Waheed (@UsamaWaheed28) October 6, 2019
But apart from jokes, there were some really great suggestions:
Our team needs to be reshaped and re organised. I think new talent should be given proper chance now. #PAKvsSL #UmarAkmal #babarhayatshow
— Babar Hayat Show (@babarhayatrana) October 7, 2019
What do you guys think about the current team? Let us know in the comments below!