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IN Sports ON 21 Mar, 2016
It is just like a carnival for cricket fans when India plays Pakistan in World Cup. It was a perfect Saturday evening for Indian fans as India continued its winning streak against arch-rivals Pakistan and didn’t give any mauka to Pakistanis to either win a match or make fun of Indian team. The joy got doubled when India registered a thumping victory against Bangladesh. The social media was buzzing with lots of trolling being done at Pakistan and Bangladesh team. After all Rishtey me toh hum tumhare Baap lagte hai!
Enjoy India’s victory with some of the most hilarious captions below.
These days when media is always around, you got to be careful as every move gets captured. When Pakistan team was practicing before the match, this perfect shot was taken. Indians and Virat Kohli, in particular, has always gone 'hard' at Pakistan. Hence, people were wondering that whether Pakistani players are preparing for a match or for something else. :p
Nobody can get away from criticism in India. Not even Abhishek Bachchan. He must be thinking- "Jaha hum khade hote hai, waha par stage khatam hota hai!"
Ahmed Shehzad is known for the similar looks as that of Virat Kohli. However, He couldn't match the consistency of Virat Kohli.
There was no hiding place for Pakistani cricketers as hilarious captions were buzzing on social media for their lack of skills- both with bat and with English. Ashwin and Nehra bowled wonderful spells and hardly gave anything away. Pakistan could score only 38 runs in 8 overs and was finding it difficult to read the ball just like they face difficulty in reading English. (not to forget some of the Indian players too have a hard time with English.)
Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed built a partnership. There was some help from newbies in India's bowling attack- Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. In the slog overs, they gave away too many loose deliveries and extras as well which helped Pakistan to reach the score of 118.
As always, it was a cameo without much contribution to the score by 'Maggi Man'. Continuing his legacy, he didn't waste too much time in throwing away his wicket to score just 8 runs and missed his 'tentury' by 2 runs.
Certainly, they were looking to get the big hits in the last 2 overs which were deduced because of rain.
Like Pakistani batsmen, Indians too struggled earlier on with bat. After Rohit Sharma's dismissal, Dhawan and Raina fell on back-to-back deliveries putting India in trouble with a score of 23 for 3. Only one man stood tall, like he always does- Virat Kohli.
Kohli once again showed his class and This was the reaction of Indian fans when Kohli hit Shahid Afridi out of the ground!
Indians are always up for the fight when it comes to trolling the Pakistanis. But this trolling is always on a positive note.
It was a happy Holi for Indians after India emerged as winners in a nail-biting encounter.
Dhoni does stumping with redoubtable speed. He is so quick behind the stumps that no batsman can evade if he is out of the crease.
Right since the 2007 world cup, MS Dhoni has mastered the art of finishing the game in style. Once again, he did it with his acumen and brilliant captaincy.
Nehra (or perhaps Nehraji) talked about not using latest technology or gadgets during a pre-match press conference. But against Bangladesh, he was rock solid, just like his Nokia 1110. Now, after his heroics against Bangladesh he has certainly rebranded himself from vintage Nehra to a teenage Nehra!
There is some serious competition in group B to make it to semi-final. With New Zealand already through to semi-final, India and Australia are fighting for that one spot. Though mathematically Pakistan still have a chance to make a cut, practically it is not possible. So the next stop for Pakistani team is certainly at the airport.
There was lots of controversies created during 2015 cricket world cup by Bangladeshi fans. Well, this time, they got it. No Ball and 2 runs :p
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