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Imran Khan’s words of consolation

Former captain Ramiz Raja, now the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, also praised the team for their performance in the tournament, which they won in 2009
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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Reuters   |   Karachi   |   Published 13.11.21, 01:11 AM

Former cricket star and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan offered consolation after Babar Azam’s high-flying side suffered an exit from the T20 World Cup with a heart-breaking defeat to Australia in the semi-finals.

Former champions Pakistan went into the contest having won all five of their Super 12 matches but wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade belted three sixes in a row on Thursday to clinch a see-saw chase to send Australia into Sunday’s final.

“To Babar Azam and the team: I know exactly how all of you are feeling right now because I have faced similar disappointments on the cricket field,” World Cup-winning captain Imran tweeted.

“But you should all be proud of the quality of cricket you played and the humility you showed in your wins. Congratulations Team Australia.”

Former captain Ramiz Raja, now the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, also praised the team for their performance in the tournament, which they won in 2009.



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