Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed took everyone by surprise when he said that Pakistan would set a target of 500 runs for Bangladesh and will try and bowl them out before they reach the triple-digit figure, ahead of Pakistan's last match of the group stage against Bangladesh on 5 July.
Pakistan's World Cup run has almost come to an end and only a miracle of beating the Tigers by a huge, nearly impossible margin, will guarantee Pakistan a place in the semi-finals. However, Pakistan strongly believes that a miracle is on the cards and the team's belief was reemphasized the skipper in the pre-match press briefing.
Netizens had a mixed reaction for Sarfaraz's claims, as some of them hailed the confidence of the 33-year-old while others made a mock-fest on social media. Read some of the reactions here:
One user took to point out that the team skipper made better promises than Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Read the tweet here:
Sarfaraz once again was caught in the eye of the storm, only this time for a huge, sensational claim that left the netizens in splits of laughter. Read some of the reactions here:
Recent memories of the skipper being trolled for yawning in the mid-field during the clash against arch-rivals India on 16 June resurfaced.
One user posted a picture of simulated innings, and the result was hilarious. Read here:
Bangladesh will take on Pakistan in the last match of the group stage for both the teams at Lord's. London on 5 July. The Tigers are already out of the tournament, so they will be playing to gather two more points to their kitty and also cause a major upset to Pakistan. Sarfaraz Ahmed's men look like they are on a roll, as they hope against hope to play in the semis and keep their much-compared with 1992 campaign on a parallel surface. Pakistan have 9 points to their name with four victories from eight outings and have a net run-rate of -0.792.