The world came to a pause when Pakistan locked horns with India in T20 World Cup T20 Clash on October 24.
Everyone was ‘blown away’ with the dominating performance Pakistan put up on the grand event.
It should be mentioned that Pakistan never beat India on a World Cup stage either One Day or T20.
But October 24 was different in all sorts. Pakistan ended the jinx with the dominating performance.
Pakistan started its campaign with a humiliating 10 wickets victory against archrivals India.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan chased down 152 runs without giving any moments of celebration to Indian bowlers.
But prior to that, Shaheen Shah Afridi set the tone of the match, thanks to his blistering bowling figures 3/31.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were sent back to the pavilion by Shaheen Shah.
Nasser Hussain’s commentary “they cannot play him,” is still like music to the Pakistani fans.
ICC revealed that this clash was the most viewed cricket match with 167 million television screens streaming it.
The statement released by ICC read, “The pinnacle of the shortest format of the sport offered explosive cricket and entertainment for everyone and featured cricket’s biggest names and best teams.”
Live coverage of 10,000 hours was recorded by ICC. This has broken the previous record of the India vs West Indies T20 World Cup Semi-Final clash of 2016 edition.
It should be noted that Shaheen Shah’s bowling spell was awarded ‘Play if the Tournament’ and ICC had also mentioned selling the moment as NFT.