With group stage matches done and dusted, International Cricket Council (ICC) started a poll on Twitter. ICC asked their followers about which two teams will reach the Women’s World T20 2018 final. Out of the four possibilities, the most voted expected outcome was a Windies vs India final.
The four teams who made the semi-final of the ongoing tournament are Australia, England, India and Windies. Pakistan were in the Group B and could only manage to win one game, that too against Ireland.
Here’s the pole ICC started:
— ICC (@ICC) November 18, 2018
Now here is the thing, Pakistan cricket fans seemed unaware that there is a Women’s World T20 going on. They thought that ICC will intentionally leave out men’s no.1 ranked team in the world out of the poll.
Here are a few tweets that would sum up the whole episode:
Where is Pakistan.
— GHULAM SHABEER (@Shabeer_jattak) November 19, 2018
Pakistan is No. one T20 team you forgot to mention it
— شکیل اجمل (@shakeelajmal) November 19, 2018
None of the options mentioned
— Sohail Wahab (@sohailwahab) November 19, 2018
Pakistan is number one in t20 ranking but you didn’t mention it.
— Shamim Balti (@imalone96) November 19, 2018
Naver underestimate @ICC champion
— MR JAdooN (@shujahatali23) November 19, 2018
ICC IS BLIND AND DEAF I THINK. DOESNT KNOW THE NO 1 team
— Kash (@westtrenduk) November 19, 2018
Why u ignored Ranked 1 T20 team #Pakistan? Are you ICC is blind?
— TAHIR MARWAT (@marwat33) November 19, 2018
ICC were not going to let this go easily.
The absolute state of these mentions!
Pakistan didn’t get out of the #WT20 group stage guys
— ICC (@ICC) November 19, 2018
Others joined in too as they came across such idiotic tweets:
Reaction of Pakistani fans after WorldT20 finalist options pic.twitter.com/lHB5LlI7Dp
— charlie (@cc16051985) November 20, 2018
Pakistani awam thora dhimaag lagao….. ICC Women World T20 ki baat kar rha hai
— Kaptaan Kohli (@siedry_) November 19, 2018
Arey yeh Womens T20, Come out of the world you live in. Your Pakistani women’s team didnt win anything beyond 1 match. Newspaper padhi ya news Dekhi Urdu mein?
— Pia (@listen2pia) November 19, 2018
World T20 chal raha hai, ye koi future tournament k lie nahi hai.
Women’s cricket ko bhi follow kiya karo. Waha group stage me bahar ho gai Pakistan.
— Anurag (@raag15anu) November 19, 2018
OMG… guys checkout above replies from paki people… its horible… seems like they dont even know whts going on.. n whts this tweet ab8…
— Rishi (@imRishi143) November 19, 2018
Seriously guys, we know that Pakistan men’s team is on a winning spree and ranked first in T20s but a little attention to women’s cricket wouldn’t hurt anyone.