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Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responds to Pakistan PM’s ‘152/0 Vs 170/0’ tweet on India

England thrashed India by 10 wickets to set up summit clash with Pakistan on Thursday (10).

FILE PHOTO: Irfan Pathan of India smiles during the One Day International match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

By: Pramod Thomas

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responded to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, after he took a dig at the Indian cricket team following their 10-wicket loss to England in the semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday (November 10).

Pathan took Twitter to reply to Sharif’s tweet, saying the difference between us is that we are happy with ourselves, you look for happiness when others are in trouble.

“Aap mein or hum mein fark yehi hai. Hum apni khushi se khush or aap dusre ke taklif se. Is liye khud ke mulk ko behtar karne pe dhyan nahi hai. (This is the difference between you and us. We are happy with our happiness and you are happy with other’s problems. That’s why there is no focus on improving one’s own country.”, Pathan replied to Sharif’s tweet.

“So, this Sunday, it’s 152/0 vs 170/0,” Sharif said in a tweet after India’s loss to England in the semi-final.

Put to bat first by England, India posted 168/6 in their 20 overs. Hardik Pandya (63 off 33 balls) and Virat Kohli (50 off 40 balls) were the stars for Men in Blue with the bat. They put on a crucial stand of 61-runs for the fourth wicket.

However, chasing 169, England put pressure on Indian bowlers right from the first over. India did not have any answer for the onslaught brought by Jos Buttler (80*) and Alex Hales (86*). England chased the total with all ten wickets in hand with four overs to spare.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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