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'I Often Get In Trouble…' US Officials Response On T20 World Cup Victory Over Pakistan Goes Viral

The US State Department spokesperson, Matthew Miller, lightened the mood in a press briefing when asked about the surprising victory of the US cricket team over Pakistan in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Acknowledging his limited knowledge of cricket, Miller humorously commented, “I often get in trouble when I try to comment on […]

'I Often Get In Trouble...' US Officials Response On T20 World Cup Victory Over Pakistan Goes Viral
'I Often Get In Trouble...' US Officials Response On T20 World Cup Victory Over Pakistan Goes Viral

The US State Department spokesperson, Matthew Miller, lightened the mood in a press briefing when asked about the surprising victory of the US cricket team over Pakistan in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Acknowledging his limited knowledge of cricket, Miller humorously commented, “I often get in trouble when I try to comment on things beyond my area of expertise, and I would say Pakistan’s cricket team is certainly in that category.”


Cricket, revered as a religion in South Asian nations like India and Pakistan, saw an unexpected turn as the USA triumphed over Pakistan in a thrilling match at Dallas’ Grand Prairie Stadium on June 6. Despite cricket not being widely popular in the US, the American team’s historic win in a nail-biting encounter, culminating in a Super Over after both teams scored 159 runs, marked a significant milestone.

USA captain Monank Patel, named player of the match, expressed pride in the team’s achievement, stating, “Beating Pakistan for the first time, the way we played today, I’m really proud of the boys.” With the USA now eyeing a spot in the Super 8, they face Ireland next in Lauderhill, aiming to continue their impressive run in the tournament.

The ICC, hopeful that the USA’s success will boost interest in cricket across America, highlighted the unique victory at a competition co-hosted with the West Indies for the first time. As the tournament progresses, all eyes remain on the USA team as they strive for further success in the realm of international cricket.

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