Australia opener David Warner got a massive reprieve by Pakistan’s Usama Mir early in his innings when Australia and Pakistan met for their World Cup 2023 encounter on Friday in Bangalore. The left-hander went on to make Pakistan pay heavily for the mistake of Usama.
David Warner was just on 10 runs when he top-edged his pull-off Shaheen Afridi’s short ball in the 5th over of the match. Some Pakistanis might have even started celebrating prematurely as Usama Mir settled under the ball at mid-on position. However, he spilled a simple catch.
Playing in his first World Cup match, having replaced vice-captain and senior leg-spinner Shadab Khan, Usama Mir had looked nervous and jittery right from the start of the match in the field. And that drop further aggravated matters for the youngster who is getting a lot of trolling on social media.
Watch: Usama Mir dropped a simple catch of David Warner
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Usama got trolled heavily on social media for his catch drop.
Here are some of the memes and tweets trolling Usama:
The reactions of Shaheen Afridi and captain Babar Azam told that they couldn’t believe that a simple catch as this has been dropped. And it was David Warner, who has already hammered Pakistan a number of times in the past – Warner has three hundreds in his last three ODI knocks against Pakistan.
After getting a life from Usama, the southpaw made it count as he and Mitchell Marsh thrashed the Pakistani bowling attack to all parts of the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
Warner and Marsh added 82 runs for no wicket loss in the first 10 overs. At the time of writing, Australia’s score is 176/0 after 26 overs, and Australia would be eyeing a total of around 170.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan (Playing XI): Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf