Surgical Strike by India on Pakistan @Manchester


Whoosh! Finally, the much-anticipated #WorldCup2019 match between India and Pakistan came to an end. In a nail-biting event that it was, India pulled off another win against Pakistan which was very frustrating for Pakistani fans. It was a straight eighth successive loss against India building up since years. A recap on the match scorecard – India 336 for 5 (Rohit 140, Kohli 77, Rahul 57, Amir 3-47) beat Pakistan 212 for 6 (Fakhar 62, Kuldeep 2-32) by 89 runs by the DSL method.

On the biggest stage, the cricket’s most fraught rivalry hasn’t lived up to its expectations, with fans all around the world very disappointed as the game was totally one-sided and India enjoyed uninterrupted cricket excellence throughout the game. None of the previous World Cup clashes produced any sorts of tight finishes but at least the contest was enjoyable to the fans. This meeting at the Old Trafford seemed to be an easy win for India as Pakistan barely showed up. Rohit Sharma scored a hundred with a breeze to complete his second hundred in 3 games. K L Rahul scored a great half-century in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan in an opening stand of 136. Virat Kohli occupied the crease like it’s a practice match and scored a smooth and comfortable 77 without even stretching for a bit. Overall it was an easy win for India to earn a point and put them ahead in the table.

#IndiaVsPakistan cricket match as always been a high voltage competition with both the countries getting emotionally surcharged. But this being a game, one side has to lose. This time Pakistan was at losing end and the loss drew all possible emotions -crying howling, breaking the TV by its fans. Such an incident is very common in cricket as frustration often leads fans to turn against their own teams and their players.

Some fans outside the stadium were seen blaming the players of their own team not being fit enough to play. Some in a video aired after the match were found blaming players for eating pizza and burgers before the match and then not performing at their max caliber. Even the Pakistani media did not spare the performance if its players as can be seen in the video. Pakistani Social media roasted the team alive and the trolls were respected for their quality by Indian media. Pakistan cricket team was not even spared by erstwhile swashbuckler Javed Miandad


Twitter was flooded with amusing memes across the border bringing smiles


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