India Vs Pakistan: T20 World Cup: Pakistan fan who sold his tractor to watch the match ‘disheartened’ after team lost to India | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India secured their seventh T20 World Cup victory over Pakistan in a gripping encounter in New York, sparking joyous celebrations among Indian fans and heartbreak among Pakistani supporters.
The narrow six-run win, powered by Jasprit Bumrah‘s exceptional three-wicket haul and Rishabh Pant‘s counter-attacking innings, kept India’s World Cup hopes alive with two group stage matches remaining.
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The match at Nassau County Stadium saw a record attendance, with fans witnessing a tense battle that ended in a dramatic fashion. Following the match, scenes outside the stadium were a testament to the intense emotions the game evoked. A ‘sea of Blue’ celebrated with energetic dances to the beats of dhols and loud chants of “India India.”
Amidst the jubilant Indian fans, a heartbroken Pakistani supporter, who had sold his tractor to buy a $3,000 ticket, stood in disbelief.

Speaking to ANI, he shared his disappointment: “I have sold my tractor to get a ticket worth 3000 USD. When we saw the score of India, we did not think that we were going to lose this game. We thought it was an achievable score. The game was in our hands but after Babar Azam got out, people were disheartened. I congratulate you all (Indian fans).”

The match was marked by Bumrah’s precise bowling that applied pressure on the Pakistani batters, complemented by Pant’s crucial innings that ensured India set a competitive total. Bumrah’s post-match reflections highlighted his lifelong admiration for bowling and his strategic approach to maintain control during critical moments.
Meanwhile, back in India, the streets of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, were alive with celebrations. Massive crowds gathered to celebrate the Men in Blue’s triumph over their arch-rivals. The air was filled with cheers and the sounds of fireworks as fans thronged the streets to revel in the victory.

India’s win not only kept their World Cup journey on track but also reinforced the intense rivalry and passion that characterizes India-Pakistan cricket matches. The contrasting emotions among fans—from the ecstatic scenes in New York and Indore to the heartbroken Pakistani supporter—highlight the deep connection and impact of this storied cricket rivalry.
(With inputs from ANI)


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