PAK vs NZ | Twitter reacts to Glenn Phillips' wild celebration after running out Agha Salman
Glenn Phillips ran out Agha Salman with a direct hit|
Cricketers often express their emotions after the dismissal of a player from the opposition and they come up with innovative celebrations frequently. Glenn Phillips added one more to the list as he went bonkers with his celebration after running out Agha Salman with a brilliant fielding effort.
While chasing a target of 262 runs from 50 overs, Pakistan were pushed into deep trouble by the New Zealand bowlers. The visitors bowled in tight areas and especially, the spinners squeezed the life out of Pakistan’s innings in the middle phase. Babar Azam was fighting a lone battle against adversities and Agha Salman looked to steer the run rate after he came in at the crease on 86/4. However, Glenn Phillips broke the crucial partnership with a superb fielding effort and went bonkers to celebrate the dismissal.
Lockie Ferguson was bowling the 33rd over of the innings and Babar Azam was facing the penultimate ball of the over. Babar jammed a slower ball from the bowler into his pads and the ball rolled toward the backward point after the collision. Agha Salman was intending to take a single and started running towards the other end. However, there was a huge mixup in the middle of the pitch as Babar called for his partner to return back but it was too late.
Glenn Phillips rushed towards the ball with lightning speed and caught Agha short of his crease. The fielder then shattered the stumps with a direct hit and got engaged in a wild celebration after the dismissal. Twitterati also noticed Phillips’ celebration and expressed their sentiments over the incident.
Glenn Phillips’ celebration is my new favourite thing pic.twitter.com/fvvEXXwYEG— adi ✨🇧🇩 (@notanotheradi) January 11, 2023
Moment of series
We have a Glenn Phillips moment for the series! Incredible run out#PAKvNZ— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) January 11, 2023
Hoping for win?
Salman Ali Agha run-out not hoping for a win anymore!!🙂#PakvsNz— Rahma Khan (@cric_freak786) January 11, 2023
Rare off day
Throughout his exciting innings, Salman Ali Agha tried to push Babar Azam for close singles to move the scoreboard faster but Babar seems to be in a shell today.— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) January 11, 2023
Even with Rizwan, he wasn't running freely & his timing has been all over the place too today. Rare off day!#PAKvNZ
Direct hit by Phillips and Salman Ali Agha is run out!#PAKvNZ— Muhammad Areeb Uddin Sheikh. #AreebCricketWorld (@areeb_7official) January 11, 2023
Agha salman runout has given the match to NZ. Final nail in the coffin— Asim Hafeez (@AcimHafeez) January 11, 2023
Babar continues to play dots when boundaries and strike rotation is the need of time, Babar stays Agha Salman who was looking dangerous has to go..— Uzair A. Siddiqui (@SiddiquiUA) January 11, 2023
5 down and I guess its done for Pakistan.. we all know Babar is not Kohli or Stokes to chase this down..#PakvsNZ