Zimbabwe’s T20 win against Pakistan proves one thing — the curse of the Bean is real

Pakistan lost to Zimbabwe in their T20 World Cup match on Thursday by a single run — and might we say that the activation of the curse of Pak Bean was at play?

What was considered to be an otherwise easy win, especially compared to the blood rush of a match with India on Sunday, turned into another loss? Zimbabweans had warned us of the longstanding grudge that was ready to latch onto our cricketers on the field and they were not joking. We sent them Pak Bean (Asif Mohammad, a Mr. Bean look-alike) instead of Rowan Atkinson (the actual Mr. Bean) one distant night six years ago. But they take their Beans very seriously.

Zimbabwe's T20 win against Pakistan proves one thing — the curse of the Bean is real

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa joined in on the fun, asking for the real Mr. Bean next time. “What a win for Zimbabwe! Congratulations to the Chevrons. Next time, send the real Mr. Bean,” he tweeted.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif shot back in good humor: “We may not have the real Mr. Bean, but we have real cricketing spirit.. And we Pakistanis have a funny habit of bouncing back. Mr. President: Congratulations. Your team played really well today.”

It was the curse of a Bean, Malala.

Especially if they’re your opponents in a sporting competition.

On a side note.

We hope the curse has been lifted now.

Pakistani Mr. Bean’ says Zimbabwe created the wrong impression about him

KARACHI: Irked by the allegations leveled against him by Zimbabweans following a thrilling victory over the Green Shirts during the ongoing T20 World Cup, Pakistan’s Asif Memon, the look-alike of Mr. Bean— a popular TV character portrayed by Rowan Atkinson — said that the country created a wrong impression about him.

Following Zimbabwe’s stunning victory against the Men in Green, President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Damdudzo Mnangagwa mocked Pakistan asking it to “send the real Mr. Bean next time.”

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the Zimbabwean president congratulated the Chevrons and took a jibe at Pakistan by asking it to “send the real Mr. Bean next time.”

Earlier, cricket fans also used engaged in a Twitter war on the ongoing joke about Mr. Bean — it has roots in an event in Zimbabwe.

According to a Zimbabwean fan on Twitter, a fake Mr. Bean — a popular TV character portrayed by Rowan Atkinson — who belonged from Pakistan, presented himself as Atkinson and “duped” a number of people present at the event.

Reacting to the allegations, Memon dared the Zimbabwean government to sue him.

Talking to Jang, Memon said: “They can sue me if I cheated them. I will definitely face it.”

He said that he performed at an event in Zimbabwe at the invitation of a businessman and he was paid for his performance. Memon maintained that he did not cheat Zimbabweans at all.

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