Red-hot spells of lethal pace bowling from Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas proved to be extremely detrimental for Pakistan, as they woefully capitulated to a sorry total of 105 on the board. A nightmare start to their World Cup campaign, the Pakistan batsmen had no answer to the extravagant pace and bounce generated by the West Indies bowlers.
In a sea of negative comments lashing out at the Pakistan batters for their vapid technique, former England skipper Michael Vaughan offered an interesting prediction. The Ashes series-winning captain remarked that Pakistan’s humiliating loss was just another facet of their unpredictability and that he wouldn’t be surprised if they go on to win the World Cup.
Some deciphered Vaughan’s tweet to be imbued with sarcasm and thus an attempt to troll the Pakistan team. However, Pakistan’s own record of beginning poorly in the ICC tournaments they did manage to ultimately win, shows an uncanny trend.