Fans in shock with Joe Root's Superhuman prediction of pitch points of Babar Azam's dismissal against Ollie Robinson in 2nd Test
England set a target of 355 runs to chase for the home team. Notably, the visitors registered a famous win in the first game of the three-match test series at Rawalpindi Stadium.
Chasing the target, Pakistan started pretty well with a 66-run partnership for the first wicket between Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan. Both batters looked good to negotiate the initial overs. But once the partnership was broken, Pakistan lost a few wickets.
From 66 for no wicket, the hosts were reduced to 83/3 in their chase. Pakistan lost their top three wickets to English pacers due to incredible deliveries. But the best of the three was the ball bowled by English pacer Ollie Robinson, who dismissed Pakistani skipper Babar Azam with a peach of a delivery.
Robinson dismissed the Pakistani skipper in both innings of the second test. During the drinks break in the second session on Day 3, Robinson and Joe Root were seen discussing the way Babar Azam was dismissed. However, Root did something really unexpected and pointed out the exact pitch point of the ball where Babar got out.
December 11, 2022
However, Robinson wasn't agreeing with that and pointed at a different point where he thought the ball was pitched. Notably, the pacer wasn't even close to the pitched point, and Root was exactly accurate with the point he highlighted, which caught the attention of many fans on social media.
That is some exaggeration fromOllie Robinson.@root66 pointed the right area of pitching.#PAKvENG @englandcricket @nassercricket pic.twitter.com/OOns3EaNCi— Ehsan Sharif (@ehsansharif1) December 11, 2022
Dream on Ollie. Joe Root pointing to where Babar delivery pitched. Then Ollie Robinson pointing to where he thought it had pitched. pic.twitter.com/aOXMpuT2Zi— David Battersby (@BattersbyDave) December 11, 2022
Root 👀 knows vary well ,where ball hits the ground @root66 #PAKvsENG pic.twitter.com/dvGPmJtPdo— Zahid Mushtaq (@ZM98S) December 11, 2022
Joe Root exactly pointing at the spot where the ball pitched. Wow— Junaid Khan (@jaidee_17) December 11, 2022
Ollie RobinSON > Virat Kohli— Avinash Aryan (@AvinashArya09) December 11, 2022
If I was Abrar Ahmed, I'd just retire now. Ridiculous figures on debut 🏏😲— Rosie (@QueenofSomerset) December 11, 2022
Exactly Ollie RobinSON>>>>>>>>>>>> pic.twitter.com/FQz7z5xGZB— Awaam 147/10 (@BaapAwaam) December 11, 2022
Ollie Robinson or Muhammad Asif? @DrNaumanNiaz @iRashidLatif68 pic.twitter.com/776DrHAJsq— Dr Zesh Ahmer (@Dr_ZeshAhmer) December 11, 2022