After a drab draw in the opening Test between Pakistan and Australia in Rawalpindi, the two teams resumedrivalries in the second Test in Karachi that started today. Ahead of the Karachi Test, Australia batter Marnus Labuschagne on Friday shared a picture of him enjoying “daal and roti” for lunch. The Australian cricketer wrote that the meal was “delicious”, however, Twitter was not impressed. Many fans took to the social media platform to troll the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“Daal and roti for lunch too. Delicious,” tweeted Marnus Labuschagne with a picture of his meal.

Twitter was having none of it with many comparing it to food given in prisons.

On Saturday, Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the second Test in Karachi.

The visitors dropped fast bowler Josh Hazlewood from the first Test line up and handed a debut to leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson to bolster their spin attack.

The 28-year-old Swepson is the first specialist leg-spinner to play a Test for Australia since Bryce McGain against South Africa in 2009.

Pakistan brought back frontline paceman Hasan Ali and allrounder Faheem Ashraf — who both missed the first Test due to injuries — replacing Iftikhar Ahmed and Naseem Shah.

Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in Karachi last year with spinners taking 18 of the 33 wickets to fall, with current Pakistan squad member Nauman Ali taking seven on debut.

Australia are on their first tour of Pakistan since 1998, having previously refused to visit over security fears.


The third and final Test is in Lahore from March 21-25.

(With AFP inputs)