Pak lose World Cup match to India, but win the day with wit on Twitter
As the Pakistan team struggled to chase a competitive target of 337 runs, Twitterati in our neighbouring country went into an overdrive with memes and jokes (in the spirit of the sport) aimed at their players.
A Twitter thread compiling tweets showed our neighbours' feelings that ranged from ' Na partition hoti na hum zaleel ho rahe hote' to another user saying ' dollar ka rate aur India k runs control karna hamare bas ki baat nahi'.
Exhibit 1: https://t.co/g5tZIy60i3— Sunanda (@YoursLegallyy) 1560703668000
https://t.co/juxgdqprja— Sunanda (@YoursLegallyy) 1560704983000
One user commented on the score, while another linked the game to borrowing money from the IMF.
500 is on. 350 India k aur 150 humare.— Ranting Pakistani (@RantsPakistani) 1560680258000
India to aisay dho rahi hai jesay IMF se qarza nahin in se letay hn hum— Adil (@AdilGhumro) 1560685866000
Another fan commented on the physical form of their team.
Don't call me a traitor, but look at the Indian players, they look like proper athletes, our players look like they… https://t.co/72Cc5eZKsY— شاہ زیب خان (@shzbkhn) 1560611909000
Actress Mahira Khan also shared a video of a visibly upset fan that has gone viral on social media.
Meanwhile.. winning at humor ♀️♀️#INDvPAK https://t.co/nCVa5m6CIo— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) 1560712225000
While yet another joked about being born to see this day.
Siblings have gathered at Ami’s room so we can ask her “hamain is din kay liye payda kia tha?” #pakvind— Riasat Ki Maut⚰️ (@mahobili) 1560703215000
Memes too ruled the micro-blogging site.
Our cricket team might perform terribly, but at least they give us great memes. #PAKvIND #PakvsInd #CWC19… https://t.co/WTzMcSOFap— Images (@dawn_images) 1560756460000
Gold. https://t.co/hwMocRUQTH— Aasim Z Khan (@aasimzkhan) 1560618293000
health instructors explaining to sarfaraz why a monitored diet is important for his perfo… https://t.co/y1KzduL32G— my entitlement is well deserved (@shahitukray) 1560704776000
me to the entire Pakistan cricket team except Amir #IndiaVsPakistan https://t.co/46fNDedQZ7— u z a i r (@uzair_qadeer) 1560689610000
Twitter also had a lot to say about Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who was seen yawning in the middle of the match.
When I die I want Sarfaraz to lower me into my grave so he can let me down one last time— McBaŋɠ (@TheMcBang) 1560703728000
Virat Kohli ki body language se pata lag raha hay ke larka kaptaan hay. Sarfaraz looks like someone woke him up fo… https://t.co/LT5G4nSdso— Komal (@komallsalman) 1560697781000
Indian Captain vs. Pakistani Captain #INDvPAK #PAKvIND https://t.co/XWU08m1iHF— Sam (@iamsam_PTI) 1560589731000