Pakistan fans mock India’s U19 World Cup final loss; Irfan Pathan hits back strongly


Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan strongly criticized Pakistan cricket fans after they trolled the Indian U19 team for losing the World Cup Final against Australia.

India’s defeat: A heartbreaking loss in the U19 final against Australia

In the final of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 on Sunday, February 11, both India and Australia entered the match with undefeated streaks. Australia, led by captain Hugh Weibgen, won the toss and chose to bat first in the knockout clash. Key contributions from Harry Dixon (42), Weibgen (48 ), Harjas Singh (55 ) and Ollie Peake (46*) propelled Australia to a formidable total of 253 for the loss of seven wickets. This total marked the highest score in a U19 World Cup final. In response, India’s batting order struggled under pressure, and the defending champions were bowled out for 174 in 43.5 overs.

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Trolls unleashed: Pakistan fans target India’s U19 team

Several Pakistan fans engaged in trolling the Indian team following their loss in the U19 World Cup final against Australia. This defeat marked the third successive final loss for India against Australia. Before the U19 loss, the senior men’s team had faced defeats in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 Final and the ODI World Cup Final against the Australian side led by Pat Cummins.

Irfan Pathan’s strong stand against negativity

After observing reactions from Pakistan cricket fans, Irfan Pathan responded on his ‘X’. The former India cricketer criticized this negative attitude, attributing it to Pakistan’s mindset. He referred to the trolls as “keyboard warriors across the border” and used the hashtag #padosi, implying that the comments were from people in Pakistan.

“Despite their U19 team not making it to the final, keyboard warriors from across the border find pleasure in our youngsters’ defeat. This negative attitude reflects poorly on their nation’s mindset. #padosi,” Pathan said.

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