NEW DELHI: Ahead of England’s must-win clash against India, former skipper Nasser Hussain took to social media to ask Pakistani fans as to which team they would be supporting when the two teams meet on Sunday at Edgbaston.
“Question to all Pakistan fans …England vs India…Sunday… who are you supporting?” tweeted Hussain on Thursday.
Question to all Pakistan fans .. England vs INDIA .. Sunday .. who you supporting ? 😉
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019
In reply, cricket enthusiasts from Pakistan when given the choice between former colonisers and their neighbours, they were quick to offer support to India:
— Justabhi (@justabhii) June 27, 2019
1857 ki jang – Azadi hum ne mil kar angrezoo kay khilaf lari thi😋
— Munni (@Munnipti) June 26, 2019
Following their victory over New Zealand, Pakistan have seven points from as many games. Their two remaining games are against Afghanistan and Bangladesh and if they manage to win both of them, they will end up on 11 points.
In such a scenario, it becomes pertinent for England to win both their remaining fixtures as they would then reach 12 points and will qualify for the semi-finals. However, if they fail to register wins in any of the two matches, Pakistan will fancy their chances of making it to the knockout stages.
Also, not to forget that Sri Lanka can also grab the fourth semi-final berth if they win all their remaining three games.
With IANS inputs