The first team to qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal was the New Zealand cricket team. Not many fans would have expected that the Blackcaps would be the first ones to qualify for the summit clash. However, a game-changing knock from James Neesham helped the New Zealand cricket team defeat tournament favorites England cricket team in the first semifinal played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, in the second semifinal, the Pakistan cricket team locked horns with the Australian cricket team. Again, many fans expected the Pakistan cricket team to qualify for the final but it was the Australian side that made it to the summit clash. The Men in Green took the game down to the wire, but ultimately, Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis’ incredible partnership helped the Pakistan cricket team qualify for the grand finale.
Shadab Khan was the best bowler for the Pakistan cricket team in the second semifinal as he took a four-wicket haul in the match. Still, the Pakistan cricket team lost the match. Shadab then posted the following post on Instagram:
“Sorry Pakistan. We tried our best. Thank you for all your support and love throughout the tournament. I am proud of my team. We will InshAllah bounce back with your support. Preparations for the next series and the next world cup start now.”
Jimmy Neesham commented under the post of Shadab Khan
New Zeakand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham then sent a message to Shadab Khan, here’s what he commented under the post of the Pakistan cricket team all-rounder:
“Hard luck my friend. You can hold your head high and be proud of your tournament.”