‘You played like heroes’: celebrities cheer on men in green after World Cup semi-final loss

Social media is full of love and praise for the Pakistan cricket team despite the semi-final loss to Australia in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Many people on social media praise the spectacular performance of the team throughout the tournament. Our celebrities are also proud of men and ask them to hold their heads up and come home as heroes.

Australia’s Matthew Wade dashed Pakistan’s hopes of qualifying for the T20 World Cup final, beating Shaheen Afridi’s three consecutive sixes in the penultimate and leading his side to a five-wicket victory in Dubai on Thursday . While half-centuries of Mohammad Rizwan (67) and Fakhar Zaman (55 not eliminated) helped Pakistan achieve a formidable 176-4 in the opening innings, Wade’s powerful shot helped Australia to climb to 177-5 with more to spare. Pakistan had their chance, but Hasan Ali dropped a regulation hold by left-hander Wade in the middle of the wicket just before Afridi was hit for three sixes.

Celebrities such as Fakhr-e-Alam, Asim Azhar and Ali Zafar posted on social media to congratulate the team despite the loss.

Actor Mehwish Hayat posted a video from Dubai Stadium saying loudly that winning or losing, the men in green are loved no matter what.

Writer Fatima Bhutto also praised the team.

And actors Osman Khalid Butt, Fahad Mustafa and Armeena Khan too.

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi praised the “big fight” waged by the men.

Actor Adnan Malik praised the team’s performance as well as cricket Shoaib Mailk’s camaraderie towards Hassan Ali.

Actor Ushna Shah reminded everyone that Hassan Ali, like all the other players, has done his best and deserves everyone’s kindness.

For singer Natasha Noorani, he is “still a king”.

The T20 World Cup was quite a journey for Pakistan. Whether stepping in as an underdog or leaving the tournament as one of the best teams in the game, the pioneering 11-a-side game has definitely given the nation something to be proud of. Well done!

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