President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Damdudzo Mnangagwa took a jibe at Pakistan following the stunning one-run wicket victory against the green team in the World Cup T20 match played on Thursday in Perth.
While Twitter erupted with ‘Mr. Bean’ jokes after Pakistan’s shocking defeat to Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean president in a tweet from his official Twitter handle said, “What a win for Zimbabwe! Congratulations to the Chevrons. Next time, send the real Mr. Bean…#PakvsZim.”
And Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif responded to the Zimbabwe president’s jibe!
“We may not have the real Mr. Bean, but we have a real cricketing spirit .. and we Pakistanis have a funny habit of bouncing back. Mr. President: Congratulations. Your team played really well today,” PM Shehbaz Sharif tweeted.
We may not have the real Mr Bean, but we have real cricketing spirit .. and we Pakistanis have a funny habit of bouncing back :)— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 27, 2022
Mr President: Congratulations. Your team played really well today. 👏 https://t.co/oKhzEvU972
What’s that fake Mr. Bean trending all about?
As reported, some time back a Pakistani comedian Arif was invited to an event in Zimbabwe in 2016, where he attended a comedy night at the Harare International Conference Centre.
He also attended comedy shows, and road shows, and was part of the Harare Agricultural Show as well.
Pakistan comedian Muhammad Arif is known hilariously known as ‘Pak Bean,”, for having an uncanny resemblance with the real Mr. Bean portrayed by British actor Rowan Atkinson.
And ahead of the key Pakistan vs Zimbabwe match, the Chevrons remembered how they were scammed by fake Mr. Bean and called for revenge.
A fake Mr Bean was once paid to come and perform in Zimbabwe in 2016. pic.twitter.com/IrM5pfqcoH— ApexNewsZim (@ApexNewsZim) February 3, 2021
Fake Mr. Bean Caused A Social Media War Between Zimbabwe-Pakistan
It all started apparently when a Twitter handle of a Zimbabwean claimed that they will ‘settle the matter, all the while calling Pakistanis ‘frauds’. “Just pray for the rains to save you,” Ngugi Chasura tweeted.
When a fan asked the reason behind his rage, he responded, “They gave us Pak Bean instead of Mr. Bean on one of our local events called agriculture show.”
As Zimbabweans we wont forgive you…you once gave us that Fraud Pak Bean instead of Mr Bean Rowan ..we will settle the matter tommorow just pray the rains will save you…#ZIMVSPAK— Ngugi Chasura (@mhanduwe0718061) October 25, 2022
I told them they dont listen pic.twitter.com/puPxD92ch2— Ngugi Chasura (@mhanduwe0718061) October 27, 2022
In case you're seeing tweets about Pak Bean and Mr Bean and want to know the context…here it is 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/CXX9jJqAtV— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) October 26, 2022
Pak Bean Revenge Sought!
Zimbabwe defeated Pakistan by 1 run in a cracking yet another upset of the World Cup T20 match at Perth on Thursday.
When Zimbabwe ask for Mr. Bean, you give them Mr. Bean. This Pak Bean revenge has been taken. Congratulations! #PAKvsZIM— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) October 27, 2022
when you realize that pak bean thing wasn’t just a joke pic.twitter.com/Wsq5r6nQPH— Muneeba (@MuneebaShaukat) October 27, 2022
imagine ur grandchildren ask u why zimbabwe and pakistan are at war with each other and ur eyes glaze over as u start reciting pak bean lore https://t.co/hB3moDwJ3x— Khadija Ahmad • خدیجہ احمد (@itskhadijaahmad) October 26, 2022