New Delhi: However, India Vs England’s match has been concluded two days back, still the tournament of tweets and mocking going on which are grabbing the eyeballs from the people around the world.
Indian cricket fans may have been sorely disappointed by the result of the match against England, but they did not shy away from cracking hilarious jokes that somewhat ameliorated the pain of the loss.
The match was also important for England, who needed to win the tie, as well as the one against New Zealand on Wednesday, to stay in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Clearly, England had more to lose from the match than India did.
If India had managed to defeat the English in Sunday’s match, it would have brightened Pakistan’s chances of making it to the semi-finals. No wonder, Pakistani fans were seen backing the Indian side for a victory.
The flood of memes on Twitter began after former England captain Naseer Hussain created a flutter when he asked Pakistani fans to choose a side to win. Tweets began pouring in after it emerged that Pakistanis will support their neighbor over the former colonizers. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh too saw huge support for Team India.
It was obvious that the new ‘saffron’ jersey would be targeted.
MS Dhoni’s batting has been as big an issue in this world cup as India’s No 4 batting slot. After a couple of slow innings earlier in the tournament, Dhoni had another slow day against England. This too was the subject of many a joke.
India’s loss also means it becomes extremely difficult for Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals. Needless to say, Pakistan fans were not happy.