Cricket fans upset as India beat Pakistan in world cup match

Two men stand to watch the India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match screened in the capital’s Fatima Jinnah Park on Sunday, June 16, 2019 – (AN)
Updated 17 June 2019

Cricket fans upset as India beat Pakistan in world cup match

  • If Pakistan can’t beat India, how can it expect to win the World Cup argue cricket fans
  • India defeating Pakistan came as no surprise say Pakistanis that kept high hopes, low expections

ISLAMABAD: The excitement of Pakistani cricket fans swiftly turned to depression on Sunday as Indian batsman aggressively countered the blitz of Pakistani bowlers attempting to take down their South Asian arch rival during the first inning of the most awaited match of the cricket World Cup. Pakistan won its first and only World Cup in 1992 under the captaincy of incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Arab News witnessed several disappointed Pakistani cricket fans in Islamabad storm out from public and private screening venues of the India-Pakistan match early. Many predicted a defeat as India set a stunning 377 target for Pakistan which later was lowered to 302 impacted by intermittent wet weather.
The second inning which Pakistani batsmen played cautiously was shortened to 40 overs. Overall, spectators at home said the green team’s performance was subpar while fielding coordination disorganized.
Fans managed to salvage some moments of joy as Pakistan struggled to knock out Indian wickets. And when the green jerseys did, a dim ray of hope returned but quickly faded realizing the Indian were just too strong for Pakistan.
In this video, Arab News shows the match highlights, facial expressions, and people’s comments over India-Pakistan’s first pitched battle of ICC Cricket World Cup played in England which Pakistan lost by a mile.


Makkah governor, Pakistan’s consul general discuss Hajj arrangements

Updated 05 February 2020

Makkah governor, Pakistan’s consul general discuss Hajj arrangements

  • Majid presented a painting of Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque, named after King Faisal, to the Makkah governor
  • Prince Khaled welcomed the consul general and recalled fond memories of his visit to Pakistan many years ago

MAKKAH: Khalid Majid, consul general of Pakistan in Jeddah, recently paid a courtesy call to Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
Majid expressed his gratitude for the facilities extended to the Pakistani mission as well as to the Pakistani community in the Kingdom.
Prince Khaled welcomed the consul general and recalled fond memories of his visit to Pakistan many years ago, and acknowledged the cordial relations between the two countries.
Issues related to the Pakistani community and upcoming Hajj arrangements were also discussed. The consul general extended an invitation to Prince Khaled to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience, which was accepted.
Majid presented a painting of Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque, named after King Faisal, to the Makkah governor.