In the second warm-up match of Pakistan, Proteas defeated the national side by six wickets as the bowlers failed to down Rassie van der Dussen which result in the taste of losing.
Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan failed to excel with the bat as they scored 15 and 19, respectively, while Pakistani bowlers were unable to restrict South Africa.
Taking to Twitter, cricket fans showed anger at the world-cup bound squad performance and also criticized the bowling attack especially Hasan Ali who was badly beaten by Proteas. Here are some of the reactions:
Reminder we preferred Haris Rauf over Shahnawaz Dahani who is in Red hot form! #PAKvSA — Mohammad Taha (@taha_tj30) October 20, 2021
Fans angry over Pakistan but heap praise for the centurion Van der Dussen Should have replaced Haris and Hassan for Wahab Amir or Dahani saying this from day 1. #PAKvSA — Israr Sarwar (@IsrarSarwar_) October 20, 2021
Extremely poor bowling! But it’s good that Pakistan won’t go into the world cup being complacent. Needed hard beating for a wake-up call. #Pakistan #T20WorldCup #WarmUpMatches #PAKvSA Soldier martyred in terrorist attack at security checkpoint in Balochistan — Asadullah Mirani (@AsadullahMirani) October 20, 2021
If #Pak wants to win against India they should bowl first simple is that no ifs and buts, our death bowling is poor and they are chase master ????????#PAKvSA #T20WorldCup #PAKvIND — Abdul Ahad Malik???????? (@Realmalik01) October 20, 2021
Global rights bodies urge UN chief to help resolve ongoing Myanmar crisis You guys will always be missed in playing 11...????????????????#pakvsSa #HassanAli #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/F9MgO0E4Ka — AWAIS AHMAD (@AWAIS15305) October 20, 2021
Apart from this, Rassie van der Dussen was highly praised for his stunning unbeaten knock.
#pakvsSa T20 World Cup: Pakistan loses against South Africa in warm-up match
Tremendous batting 101* in 51 balls by Rassie van der Dussen
Unbelievable win.... pic.twitter.com/5jKdu4v8P8
— Mohd Abdul Sattar (@SattarFarooqui) October 20, 2021
South Africa won it by 6 wickets.
But, what a brilliant knock by Vd Dussen.????????#T20WorldCup #pakvsSa pic.twitter.com/EgNXyEhaZC
Govt likely to elect Shaukat Tarin as Senator from KP — Mehwish Akhtar (@Just__Mahii) October 20, 2021
Appreciation Tweet For Van Der Dussen What a Knock He Had Played 101 Not Out❤????#PAKvsSA #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/W7QugYZURM — Talha Rashid???????????? (@talharashid003) October 20, 2021