India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Unlike the first clash of India vs Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2022, Babar Azam won the toss in the Suepr 4 match and opted to bowl first. That meams KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will come out to bat in the first innings of the all-important match. However, there was a little bit of confusion when the toss happened. The match referee was confused what was the call made by Babar. Rohit Sharma later asked Babar to go to commentator Ravi Shastri who was doing the toss for Star Sports.
Here’s what happened: Shastri asked Rohit to flip the coin toss and Babar was supposed to make the call. Babar yelled ‘Tails’ (as heard on TV) but Shatri said ‘heads’ is the call. The match referee Andy Pycroft was then confused as the coin landed as tails only. Shastri went quiet before Rohit came to the rescue and asked Babar to make a call and sent him to Shastri.
Here’s the video:
The coin has favoured Babar, check out below what Pakistan chose to do!
Keep watching #INDvPAK at the DP World #AsiaCup2022 on Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar!#BelieveInBlue #GreatestRivalry – Round2 pic.twitter.com/C2PyULDCRB
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 4, 2022
Cricket fans found humour in al this. They trolled Shastri on Twitter. Here are some best reactions.
Toss mei hi locha!
Babar Azam – Tails
Ravi Shastri – Heads is the call
— _________________ ____ (@MSDianMrigu) September 4, 2022
Ravi shastri-Heads is the Call!
Finally Babar Won!_____#INDvsPAK #INDvsPAK2022 #AsiaCupT20 #AsiaCup2022 #AsiaCup #BCCI #BabarAzam #RohitSharma
— Kishoreedits_ (@Kishore_Offi7) September 4, 2022
@bcci #asiacup2022 #indvspak
Is Ravi Shastri deaf??? Who let Pakistan win the TOSS even after Babur Azam called it for TAILS. It was clearly evident that India won the Toss, but was forced to bat first.
— Arnabaditya Prasad Sahoo (@ap_sahoo) September 4, 2022
The toss came up as tails which Babar Azam rightly said…But Ravi Shastri called it heads to create confusion. He needs to be sober during playing hours…He can enjoy later during happy hours #INDvsPAK #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2022 @RaviShastriOfc
— Shoeb Zama (@shoebzama83) September 4, 2022
Not to forget, there was a lot of noise inside the stadium and amid such noise, it is alwas difficult to hear properly and Shastri made that error. This sometimes happen during a cricket match as well when umpires do not hear a faint edge off the bat.
Rohit then dropped another shocker when he said that Dinesh Karthik was not a part of the XI. Hardik Pandya was of course back in the playing 11 and the other 2 changes are Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Hooda. Ravindra Jadeja’s injury has pushed India to make such changes as they cannot be a bowler short. Avesh Khan was also excluded as he is not well.
“We would have bowled first, but now we need to play freely and assess a good score on this pitch. Momentum counts in this format, you’ve to be on the money from the start, not worry about external pressures. Injury is something we can’t control, Jadeja has been ruled out and he’s back home. It was a headache to select the playing XI – Hardik comes back. Deepak Hooda gets a game and so does Ravi Bishnoi,” said Rohit at the toss.