In the 50-over match, India will restart on Monday at 147-2 after rain abruptly terminated their innings after Pakistan elected to bowl first during the Asia Cup 2023 match.
In the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match against India on Sunday, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar made fun of captain Babar Azam for electing to bowl first despite losing the toss. Shoaib referred to it as a “wise decision,” noting that the opening batsmen for India, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, gave Pakistan a strong start, saving them from defeat. The rain during the two teams’ group stage match saved India, he said, but this time it was Pakistan’s good fortune.
Hey everyone, this is Shoaib. The match is currently in progress, and the Indian and Pakistani fans are waiting. Finally, lekin barish ne bacha liya humein! Barish ne bacha lia, Pehle India phass gya tha humare aagey. The India ke samne, Aaj hum phas gaye, shukr hai barish ne bach lia. (Fans from Pakistan and India are waiting with me to see the game. In the video that has gone popular on social media, Akhtar can be heard stating, “Rain saved us, rain saved India the other day, but today rain saved us!”
By wisely choosing not to bowl first, we will be able to pick up this game tomorrow in the same position.