The Wankhede crowd is witnessing another classic showdown. The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 has reached the semifinal stage. India successfully cleared the group stage and entered the semifinal stage unbeaten. They just rocked the tournament since the beginning. New Zealand also played quality cricket and entered the stage being the fourth semifinalist. In this clash, India put a giant total on the board. At this moment, Wasim Jaffer’s tweet caught the attention.
Wasim Jaffer’s Tweet:
The World Cup is the biggest cricket tournament. All teams try hard to be on the winning side. This World Cup is happening in India. The team is in great form. But before the semifinal, a controversy over the pitch was raised. An allegation said the pitch is changed on which the semifinal was supposed to be played. That was a serious allegation. The reports said that Indian team management sought the ‘Slowpitch’ for the semifinals.
Amid this controversy, former player Wasim Jaffer showed his sense of humor again. He is known for his witty responses on the social media. After India put the big total on the board, Jaffer tweeted a photo of Young Kevin Pieterson, a former English star. After posting the photo, he wrote, “ ‘Slow pitch, Ind total won’t be that high’ Meanwhile Ind total: #INDvNZ #CWC2023”.
After that tweet, English star Kevin Pietersen responded to this tweet. He wrote, “ Who is that guy with a white stripe on his head?” Fans are enjoying another fun banter between these two icons.
India’s Batting Excellence:
India is facing New Zealand for the first semifinal at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the 2019 World Cup, both teams met in the semifinal. But that was one of the biggest heartbreaking moments for the Indian fans. This time India is trying to take revenge. In the beginning, India won the toss and decided to bat first. They played an excellent innings. Rohit Sharma played a magnificent quick-fire innings of 47 runs in 29 balls. That made India’s base strong.
Virat Kohli was outstanding as always. Against New Zealand, he scored 50th century. That was a huge achievement. He played a knock of 117 runs in 113 balls. He smashed 9 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. Along with this, he became the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 711 runs. It was another century day for Shreyas Iyer. he played a knock of 105 runs in 70 balls with 4 boundaries and 8 over-boundaries. KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 39 runs. After 50 overs, India scored 397/4.