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Pakistan PM answers to Zimbabwean President’s “Mr Bean” remarks

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif retaliated with a sly dig after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe launched a harsh attack on Pakistan in his cryptic tweet congratulating his nation on winning the T20 World Cup.

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In response to the president of Zimbabwe’s tweet, Shehbaz Sharif tweeted, “Although we don’t have the authentic Mr. Bean, we do have authentic cricketing spirit, and Pakistanis have a weird history of coming back.

Mr. President, thank you. Your crew did a great job today, “along with a clap emoticon.

Those who dismissed the Zimbabwe and Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 2 encounter, which was preceded by the “Mr. Bean” scandal, were in for a rude awakening on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground when the squad captained by Craig Ervine upset Babar Azam’s team by one run.

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The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, first mocked Pakistan by saying, “Next time, send the real Mr. Bean,” to which Pakistan’s prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, immediately responded, “have a habit of bouncing back.”

“Although we don’t have the authentic Mr. Bean, we do have authentic cricketing passion, and Pakistanis have a funny knack for coming back. Mr. President, thank you. Your guys did a great job today, “The Pakistani Prime Minister wrote with an emoticon of a handclap.

We may not have the authentic Mr. Bean, but we do possess an authentic cricketing spirit, and Pakistanis have a funny knack for coming back from setbacks.

Thursday, following the cricket team’s victory against Pakistan, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa congratulated them.

However, his mention of Mr. Bean caused some to take notice. “Wow, Zimbabwe has won! I’m happy for the Chevrons. Send the authentic Mr. Bean next time with #PakvsZim “he wrote.

President Emmerson made fun of Pakistani comedian Asif Muhammad, who is a spoof of actor Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean character from the television series Mr. In 2016, Asif had gone to Zimbabwe under the guise of Mr. Bean.

“As Zimbabweans, we won’t forgive you…you once gave us that Fraud Pak Bean instead of Mr. Bean Rowan..we will settle the matter tomorrow just pray the rains will save you,” tweeted Ngugi Chasura in response to a Pakistan Cricket Board post about the team’s players practicing before the Zimbabwe match.

The Pakistan-Zimbabwe match was dubbed the “Mr. Bean Derby” as the post triggered a flurry of responses on social media.

After being stunned by an astonishing last-ball loss to archrivals India in their tournament opener on Sunday, the Asian country now finds itself in serious trouble after slipping to 129-8 in 20 overs after previously holding Zimbabwe to a modest 130-8 at Perth Stadium.

Following a disastrous final over against India that cost his team the game, Mohammed Nawaz’s tournament nightmare continued when he was caught for 22 off the bowling of Brad Evans (2-25), who had an 11-run advantage in the final over.

When Shaheen Afridi was run out on the last ball, the Zimbabwe players erupted in wild celebrations on the field.

Raza, the game’s man of the match, told reporters, “I really, honestly believe in this set of youngsters.”

“That was the best victory we’ve had, in my opinion, since I’ve played cricket for Zimbabwe. No stage is better than this. The grandest stage of all is being used for (the) World Cup.”

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