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Pakistan cricket team & its fans ready to take on New Zealand

26 اکتوبر 2021
Pakistan faces off against New Zealand on Tuesday. ICC
Pakistan faces off against New Zealand on Tuesday. ICC

Fresh from its win against India on Sunday, Pakistan appears confident to take on New Zealand in a T20 game in Sharjah on Tuesday evening.

All eyes are on this match which is being pitched as a "revenge" game after New Zealand withdrew their team at the last moment earlier this year. They left Pakistan citing security reasons, following which England withdrew their decision to tour Pakistan.

These teams' decision caused a major upset to fans who hoped the return of international level cricket matches in Pakistan would revive the sport.

But after Pakistan's historic win against India on Sunday, those hopes may revive once again as the spotlight is back on Pakistan for its cricketing talent.

Tuesday's match has thus earned all sorts of "revenge"-related names and memes.

For example, New Zealand doesn't know what is about to hit them next.

The revenge theme, as aforementioned, seemed to dominate Twitter ahead of the match.

Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar weighed in as well.

And scenes from Bollywood movies got a makeover with Pakistan and New Zealand teams as characters.

A real estate developer's ad with the copy about New Zealand only needing to fear Pakistan's cricket, not security, has been widely shared.

Even Pakistan Cricket has jumped into the fray.

Pakistan currently ranks third, ahead of New Zealand which is on fourth position in the T20.