India’s comprehensive win over Pakistan in World Cup cricket yesterday came despite several glitches such when ‘out’ was conceded as ‘not out’ by refusing to go for a review and ‘not out’ Virat Kohli gave himself ‘out’ even though he wasn’t. While many of us fretted about such lapses, many Pakistanis watching the match took it with humorous good nature.
A compilation of their tweets by Sunanda – who describes herself as ‘Vakeel sahiba’, among other things – leaves you laughing, or ‘ROFL’, as the twitterati may choose to call it.
We might be winning the match but Pakistanis totally won on Twitter today!! 😁😁— Sunanda (@YoursLegallyy) June 16, 2019
Here is a sample for you to enjoy:
Aleena: Na partition hoti na hum zaleel ho rahe hote (We wouldn’t be facing this humiliation, but for Partition
Na partition hoti na hum zaleel ho rahe hote— Aleena (@alinaamajeed) June 16, 2019
Ranting Pakistani: 500 is on. 350 India k aur 150 humare.
Another one had this to say: “Don’t call me a traitor, but look at the Indian players, they look like proper athletes, our players look like they’ve eaten two plates of waris nihari with feeqay ki lassi and benazir kulfa, all at once.”
One with a name that means “death of state” said siblings have gathered at their mother’s roon to ask her if she brought them into the world for this day.
Riasat Ki Maut: Siblings have gathered at Ami’s room so we can ask her “hamain is din kay liye payda kia tha?”
Ahmed: “india tou humain aisi phainti laga raha hay jaise kohinoor hum nay churaya ho” (India is thrashing us as we it is we who stole the Kohinoor)
Shiraz Hassan: “dollar ka rate aur India k runs control karna hamare bas ki baat nahi” (controlling dollar rate and India runs is beyond our capacity)
McBaŋɠ @TheMcBang: When I die I want Sarfaraz to lower me into my grave so he can let me down one last time
Omar: “Kiya faida itny score ka jab humne 105 banana hai…” (what’s the use of such a huge score when we have to make only 105)
And then there was one with a video clip showing Virat Kohli weightlifting and Sarfaraz dancing.
The good humour and sportsmanship was in contrast to the abrasive videos and ads against each other circulating on social media in the two countries before the match happened.