Game of laughs: Twitter reacts to India's victory over Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup

Videos were made, parties were planned, and Gods were summoned- here is how Twitterati trolled, got trolled and united in their delight for the sport

  • Published 17.06.19, 4:52 PM
  • Updated 17.06.19, 4:52 PM
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Pakistan's Shoaib Malik, left, shares a light moment with India's Shikhar Dhawan during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP)

The Indian cricket team defeated the Pakistani cricket team by 89 runs on Sunday, stretching their World Cup winning streak against Pakistan to 7-0. 

Netizens everywhere celebrated in glee, and memes and jokes began to compound as everyone reacted to the friendly face-off between two countries otherwise known to getting on each other’s nerves. Videos were made, parties were planned, and Gods were summoned- here is how Twitterati trolled, got trolled and united in their delight for the sport.

Cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina tweeted the victory, as Harbhajan Singh talked about the record 7 out of 7 times India beat Pakistan in the World Cup in a video on his YouTube channel.

Social media is also abuzz with India's response to a Pakistani television advertisement featuring a spoof of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. The ad was released last week, and had struck the wrong chords on Indian funny-bones. Some netizens, however, took the mimicry lightly dwelling on the sensitive nature of advertisements, and that the queen (Queen Elizabeth II) ought to be offended most, as she is a part of several advertisements that mock her during the World Cup as well.

The ominous rain clouds in Manchester for the past few days did little as the pitch was perfect and had very little moisture. The sportsman spirit, however, was lost to some as they rained on the cricket team’s parade.

Last evening, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma led India to a challenging 336 for five as he utterly defeated a pedestrian Pakistan attack with a stylish century. Skipper Virat Kohli became the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs, surpassing the iconic Sachin Tendulkar’s 17-year record.