PAK vs ENG: Angry Crowd calls Khushdil Shah “Parchi”, Imam-ul-Haq responds – Watch

PAK vs ENG: Pakistan suffered a heavy loss of 67 runs in the seventh and final against England at Lahore. With this loss, Pakistan also lost the seven-match T20I series 4-3. Notably, England played a bilateral series in Pakistan after 2005. Batting first, England made a huge total of 209/3 in their 20 overs.

Dawid Malan played a brilliant knock of an unbeaten 78* off 47 balls with eight fours and three sixes. Harry Brook also played a cameo of 46* off 29 balls, with one four and four sixes. In reply, Pakistan lost their in-form opener within the first two overs. Babar Azam made 1 run, while Mohammad Rizwan also scored 1 run.

Once again, all the onus was on the Pakistan middle-order. Shan Massod hit a steady 56 off 43 balls. Khushdil Shah was the next best with 27 runs. In the end, Pakistan could only manage 142/8 in their 20 overs and lost the match by 67 runs.

PAK vs ENG: Crowd calls Khushdil Shah “Parchi” when he was dismissed

One video going viral during the match was when batter Khushdil Shah was going back to the pavilion after getting out. The Pakistani fans were very disappointed with the performance and they started chanting “parchi! parchi”. This term “parchi” is used for those players who are meant to play with the reference of higher authority rather than skills or merit.

Pakistan ODI and Test opener Imam-ul-Haq shared the video on his official Twitter handle and requested the crowd not to react like this to any player. He tweeted, “I would like to request our fans to avoid such rants at any player as it can badly impact the player’s health and try to support them like you always do, regardless of the results. We play for YOU, we play for PAKISTAN.”

Notably, Khushdil Shah played five games in the series and scored only 63 runs in the four innings he played. After the series, Pakistan will travel to New Zealand to play a tri-series along with Bangladesh. The tri-series will start on October 7 and conclude on October 14. After that, the Men in Green will travel to Australia for the T20 World Cup.

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