WATCH: Mohammad Amir left fuming as Hasnain misses a David Warner catch during Perth T20I
Pakistan’s road to T20 World Cup 2020 has been nothing short of a nightmare so far. The Men in Green started their journey with a 3-0 home series against a second-string Sri Lankan side before the Misbah-ul-Haq coached outfit decided to shuffle things up. Pakistan started by stripping Sarfaraz Ahmed off captaincy across formats while naming Babar Azam as the T20I skipper. While Pakistan fans were hoping for some sort of turnaround, the Men in Green’s next T20I assignment, versus Australia, ended up being a complete disaster – a 2-0 clean-sweep. While Pakistan’s batting and bowling performances have been extremely poor, it was their fielding that hit a new low. Something similar was on the show for Pakistan on the field as they dropped a couple of catches.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir was absolutely livid with youngster Mohammad Hasnain who didn’t follow fielding instructions which resulted in a missed chance to dismiss Australian opener David Warner in the third and final T20I at the Perth Stadium.
After beating David Warner in two back-to-back deliveries, Amir finally managed a thick edge of Warner’s willow which allowed the ball to travel to the third-man region, where Hasnain was placed. However, the youngster was almost five to six yards ahead of the boundary rope which resulted in a missed chance and six for the Aussie opener.
Here's how Amir reacted:
Amir's not happy with Hasnain #AUSvPAKpic.twitter.com/9ZuOQBv61k— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 8, 2019
Pakistan ended up giving another lifeline to Warner after Imam Ul Haq missed a glorious opportunity to run the Aussie opener out. After slashing a brilliant cut shot, Warner was halfway down the track and Imam had all the time to hit the stumps and run the southpaw out, however, Imam missed the stumps completely.
Warner went on to score an unbeaten 35-ball 48 to help Australia clean-sweep the series 2-0 after the washed-out series opener.
Pakistan would hope for some sort of redemption when they lock horns with the Baggy Greens in a two-match Test series starting from November 21. While the first Test is scheduled to be played at the Gabba, Brisbane, the second match is set to take place at the Adelaide Oval.