Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 14:35 IST Pakistan fans tuned out in huge numbers for their team’s clash against New Zealand (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSNasser Hussain asked Pakistan fans who they will be supporting during England vs India on June 30Hussain was flooded with witty replies from experts and fansPakistan are eyeing a semi-final spot after 2 successive winsFollowing back to back defeats in the last two World Cup games, England’s chances of making it to the semi-finals are in jeopardy. And Pakistan’s win over New Zealand on Wednesday has made the scenario much more difficult for England.With eight points from seven games, the Eoin Morgan-led side are currently placed fourth on the points table. And now, the equation for them is pretty simple. They need to win their remaining games in order to enter the knockout stages of the ongoing tournament.However, it would require a commanding performance from the pre-tournament favourites to overstage India and New Zealand, their opponents for the remaining two games. The record of England against these two teams is not good when it comes to World Cups. England have not been able to register World Cup wins against the Men in Blue and the Black Caps in the last 27 years.Ahead of England’s must-win clash against India, former skipper Nasser Hussain took to social media to ask Pakistani fans as to which team they would be supporting when the two teams meet on Sunday at Edgbaston.”Question to all Pakistan fans …England vs India…Sunday… who are you supporting?” tweeted Hussain on Thursday.Question to all Pakistan fans .. England vs INDIA .. Sunday .. who you supporting ?Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019In reply fellow commentators Kevin Pietersen and Isa Guha posted their own witty replies.When have you ever winked?Isa Guha (@isaguha) June 26, 2019Who you supporting, Nass?Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) June 26, 2019England of course Kev .. same as you when England play South Africa at rugbyadvertisementNasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019Following their victory over New Zealand, Pakistan have seven points from as many games. Their two remaining games are against Afghanistan and Bangladesh and if they manage to win both of them, they will end up on 11 points.In such a scenario, it becomes pertinent for England to win both their remaining fixtures as they would then reach 12 points and will qualify for the semi-finals. However, if they fail to register wins in any of the two matches, Pakistan will fancy their chances of making it to the knockout stages.Also, not to forget that Sri Lanka can also grab the fourth semi-final berth if they win all their remaining three games.Also Read | Watch: Pakistani and Indian fan’s bhangra after Pakistan victory is something you cannot missAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Babar Azam surpasses idol Virat Kohli to become second fastest to 3,000For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Nasser HussainFollow Kevin PietersenFollow India Pakistan cricket Next Nasser Hussain’s question to Pakistan fans for India vs England puts him in a spotPakistan are buoyed by two back-to-back wins in their last two games and would hope that India vs England on June 30 culminates in a favourable result for them facilitating their road to the semi-finals of World Cup 2019advertisement
Mumbai: Salman Khan says his validation of doing a good film comes solely from the box office collections but when critics praise his movies, he feels “scared”. The actor, who had a major career turnaround with “Wanted” in 2009 which was followed by “Dabangg”, said public acceptance is the ultimate verdict for him. “My validation comes from the box office collections… that the people have liked or not liked a film. It doesn’t make a difference if someone (a critic) has given it so many stars (ratings) or ridiculed the film. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “It’s their bread and butter. God bless them, give them two more (slices of) bread,” Salman said in a group interview. Asked how he feels when the critics give glorious reviews to his films, the actor said he is unable to wrap his head around it. “I get scared. That why did they give (those star ratings) because their thinking never matches with the audience. Then I wonder ‘oh what if this doesn’t do well’. But the reason I do the kind of movies I do is because I loved the scripts. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ “I want people to come inside the theatre and forget about their life. Enjoy the film. Take away the heroism or leave the theatre becoming a good person. These are the things I follow while doing a film,” he said. Salman is currently elated with the response to his latest, “Bharat” which released last week on Eid. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film also features Katrina Kaif and Sunil Grover. The 53-year-old actor said it is the “best Eidi” his fans have given him. “I am very happy with the film doing really well and everyone’s work is being appreciated… Success of every film is very important. ‘Bharat’ is a film that we have given our lives for, like every other film.” The film, a remake of the 2014 Korean drama “An Ode To My Father”, is set against the backdrop of Partition 1947. Salman said the emotions in a scene must speak to him in order for him to be able to make the audience believe in it. “There are lots of times when a scene is written, I don’t feel it. Then I sit with the writer, director and work on the scene till I don’t feel it. This is the quality of a bad actor,” he said. “If you give Mr (Amitabh) Bachchan, Yusuf sahab (Dilip Kumar) any scene, may be the most ridiculous scene, they’ll own their scenes, make them believable. They will get that amount of heroism, emotion or comedy from a bad scene. For me, I really have to work on these things,” he added.