In recent days, cricket fans in Zimbabwe and Pakistan have been involved in a verbal brawl over the issue of non-cricket, and it is the “Mr Bean dispute” between the two countries. Now taking the social media war to the next level, the president of Zimbabwe himself in a Twitter post followed Pakistan with Mr. Been Meem after winning the T20 World Cup match against the men led by Babar at Green Azam.
After shocking Zimbabwe in their World Cup match at the T20 World Cup underway in Perth, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, tweeted advising Pakistan to send the real Mr Bean next time.
“What a victory for Zimbabwe! Congratulations Chevron. Next time, send the real Mr. Bean. #PakvsZim “, wrote the president of Zimbabwe.
What a victory for Zimbabwe! Congratulations Chevron.
Next time, send the real Mr. Bean …#PakvsZim I
– President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) October 27, 2022
What is the Pak Bean meme?
After Pakistan Cricket’s official Twitter account shared photos of players preparing for a match against Zimbabwe on October 25, a Twitter user named Ngugi Chasura responded to the tweet saying, “Like Zimbabwe, we won’t forgive him. never. Will … You gave us that trick once. Pak Bean instead of Mr Bean Rowan. We will solve the problem tomorrow. Just pray that the rain will save you.
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A Pakistani fan asked for the reference, to which he replied that comedian Asif Muhammad, a Mr Bean impersonator, visited Zimbabwe in 2016. The Pakistani comedian has appeared in comedy shows, been on tour and was part of the Harare Agricultural Show. The comedian is known as “Pak Bean”. Fake Bean was also escorted by police during his visit to Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe shocked Pakistan by one point in Thursday’s Group 2 match. Chasing a goal of 131, Pakistan could score more than 22 with the exception of Shan Masood (44). Pakistan eventually scored 129/8 out of 20 overs. Masood fought solo with Sikandar Raza (3/25), Brad Evans (2/25), Blessing Mujarbani (1/18). Previously Mohammad Wasim returned with a four wicket carry while Shadab Khan took three while Pakistan capped Zimbabwe to 130 for eight. Wasim returned numbers of 4/24 while Shadab scored 3/23 as Pakistan overtook Zimbabwe after a solid opening position between Craig Ervine and Wesley Madhevere. Sean Williams played 31 crucial points when Zimbabwe managed to surpass 120 points.