Pakistan’s entry into the semi-final of WT20 is not less than any miracle, as the chances of their qualification were almost impossible following the early blows at the hands of India and Zimbabwe. But, the Green Shirts were able to cement their spot after the Netherlands pulled off a massive upset by eliminating South Africa. Netizens trended ‘Qudrat Ka Nizam,’ which means ‘Law of Nature, to explain the reason behind Pakistan’s qualification.
What’s ‘Qudrat Ka Nizam’ and Where Does it Stem From?
The word ‘Qudrat Ka Nizam’ was first used by the head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team, Saqlain Mushtaq, when he played down the defeat against England, attributing it to “Qudrat ka Nizam” Saqlain received a lot of backlash on his statement rather than accepting the flaws. His statement went: “Day and night, summer and winter, rains… they are all-natural. Ye kudrat ka nizam hai. Just like that, sport is also the same. Win and loss will be there. We need to accept it, and we do.”
When Saqlain Mushtaq explains qudrat ka nizam ☝? pic.twitter.com/YUemGDUwy9
— Muhammad Yawer Lone محمّد یاور لون (@iam_yawer) November 6, 2022
Netizens picked the phrase to celebrate the unpredicted victory of the Pakistan cricket team. Pakistani opener, Fakhar Zaman, jumped on the bandwagon and said; “Dekha phir qudrat Ka Nizam’ Former bowling coach, Azhar Mehmood, wrote; “Congrats, Pakistan! Our bowling was incredible.”
What happened today … Netherland beat SA which gave us this chance ! THIS IS Qudrat ka nizam ! Congrats Pakistan ! Our bowling was incredible & brilliant intent shown by @shani_official and #Haris #PakistanZindabad
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) November 6, 2022
Dekha phir Qudrat ka Nizam ? pic.twitter.com/FA0luEgrBl
— Fakhar Zaman (@FakharZamanLive) November 6, 2022
Reactions from Pakistani Players
The former and current Pakistani cricket team players praised the Men in Green for making a grand comeback. Shahid Afraid said; “Well done, boys,” Hassan Ali wrote; “Our bowling was on spot today excellent performances by our boys,” Under Full said; “Congratulations Pakistan. Well bowled,” The skipper, Babar Azam said; “Never say never!”
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) November 6, 2022
— Hassan Ali ?? (@RealHa55an) November 6, 2022
Yeh cheez! Well done boys and excited to see how Haris in the mix, and the entire bowling inning was the best in todays match specially Shaheen. Mubarak to all of Pakistan
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 6, 2022
Never say never! AlhumduLillah.
Keep us all in your prayers. ?? pic.twitter.com/SDnNy6TjGT
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 6, 2022
Finishing second in the group, Pakistan will now face New Zealand in the tournament’s semifinal, while India will face mighty England. Pakistan will lock horns with last year’s runners-up at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 9th November.