Responding to Zimbabwe’s president’s tweet, Sharif wrote: “We may not have the real Mr Bean but we have real cricket spirit.. and we Pakistanis have a funny habit of bouncing back:) Mr President: Congratulations . Your team played very well today,” accompanied by a slap emoticon.
Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, on Thursday congratulated his cricket team after their victory against Pakistan; however, he raised many eyebrows with his witty statement directed at Pakistan. He wrote: “What a win for Zimbabwe! Congratulations to the Chevrons. Next time send the real Mr Bean…#PakvsZim”
We may not have the real Mr Bean but we have true cricketing spirit.. and we Pakistanis have a funny habit of building… https://t.co/gDDjVF3aaC
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) 1666897492000
President Emmerson took a swipe at Pakistan’s comedian Asif Muhammad, a Mr Bean lookalike, who traveled to Zimbabwe in 2016 posing as the real Mr Bean, a character actor originally played by Rowan Atkinson.
Pakistan Cricket Board uploaded a post on its official Twitter account of the team’s players training ahead of the Zimbabwe match, to which a Twitter user named Ngugi Chasura responded by saying: “As Zimbabweans we will not don’t forgive…you once gave us that Fraud Pak Bean instead of Mr Bean Rowan ..we will settle the case tomorrow just pray the rain will save you…#ZIMVSPAK.”
@TheRealPCB As Zimbabweans we will not forgive you…you once gave us that Fraud Pak Bean instead of Mr Bean Rowan ..we… https://t.co/ncIdimoHjI
— Ngugi Chasura (@mhanduwe0718061) 1666705636000
Now Prime Minister Sharif’s response is hailed by Pakistani cricket fans calling it a “Sixer!!!” mention.
Talking about the match, Pakistan’s over-reliance on their opening batting pair came back to haunt them as Zimbabwe bowled them out in a low-scoring one-run thriller to clinch their first Super-12 win of the ongoing T20 World Cup . Perth Stadium.
Pakistan made a mess of a meager chase as they suffered a batting collapse and left their bowlers to chase and win the game for them. All-rounder Sikandar Raza took three wickets in a short spell to unravel the chase. Earlier, Pakistani bowlers unleashed hell on the Zimbabwean batting line-up to cause a batting collapse, restricting them to just 130/8.