Twitter goes crazy as Carlos Brathwaite plays unreal innings
The hero of 2016 ICC T20 World Cup’s final Carlos Brathwaite almost played another heroic knock in an important match against New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday.
Chasing 292, Windies was all on track as Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer were chasing the target very comfortably with quickfire fifties. But sudden collapse put the Caribbeans in trouble and they lost their 8th wicket on 211.
However, Carlos Brathwaite kept trying to get closer to the target from one end. His brilliant batting almost took Windies home as they were only 5 runs before getting bowled out. Although he could not win the match for his team, he picked up an unreal debut century.
Meanwhile, Twitter is flooded with fans and cricket critics praising the 30-year old Caribbean all-rounder. Let’s look at a few tweets-
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 22, 2019
— Ryan Smart (@RSSport2) June 22, 2019
— Barkat Mahar (@BarkatMahar27) June 22, 2019
Respect Carlos Brathwaite, that’s one of the best innings I’ve ever seen under pressure. Deserved to win. #WIvNZ
— James Hitchcock (@Ahhkiwi) June 22, 2019
— Vivek Sharma (@IMViiku) June 22, 2019
Wow! Remember the name! Not quite crossing the line but an unbelievable innings from Carlos Brathwaite #WIvNZ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 22, 2019
— Engineer_हूँ (@black_snake10) June 22, 2019
#CarlosBrathwaite is a phenomenal hitter and batsman but he failed be be a good cricketer.
There was no need of talking risk u still got 6 balls in hand. Bad choice of hitting.#WIvNZ pic.twitter.com/Us9blxHf4j
— Waris Xherani (@WXherani) June 22, 2019
— Qazi 🇦🇷 (@qazisays) June 22, 2019
— Rahul Mishra (@rahulmishr18) June 22, 2019
— Hamza Abbasi (@HamzaAb70868113) June 22, 2019
— Abuzar ali (@abuzarali518) June 22, 2019
— Hassan Ali Gillani (@Hassan_Gillani1) June 22, 2019
— Muhet Aitwadkar (@muhetaitwadkar) June 23, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 22, 2019
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 22, 2019
Carlos Brathwaite no matter what is the result but you are absolutely amazing true Champion 🏆.
What a match
What a player
Full entertainer 💥💥💥
I am so lucky to watched this match
Thank you Carlos Brathwaite 🙏
What a game!
Congratulations New Zealand #WIvNZ#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/nJrvAjTypl
— Behram Khan Sanzer 🕊 (@behram_sanzer) June 22, 2019