Sarcasm rules Twitter as India defeats Pakistan in World Cup match

Common hashtags that ruled Twitter and other social media platforms on Sunday were #INDVSPAK, #BAAPBAAPHOTAHAIN, #MAUKAMAUKA and #JEETPEAPNAHAQHAI

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Indian cricket team on Sunday made the nation proud by putting up an all-round performance to defeat Pakistan by 89 runs at the ICC World Cup.

Put in to bat first, Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred at the tournament, followed by captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul smashing half centuries each to help India post a mammoth 336 runs total. Pakistan, on the other hand, never threatened to make a chase of it in the rain-interrupted game.

An India vs Pakistan game is arguably the biggest cricket rivalry because of the diplomatic tensions between the two countries and thus there was a lot of furore prior to the high-octane clash. However, after the high-intensity match between the two rivals, the fans rather came up with light-hearted jokes and took the Pakistan team's defeat in a sporting manner. 

 

 

While India’s victory was enthralling, what was more entertaining was the twitter reaction from Pakistan fans. The fans clearly ruled twitter with their hilarious posts. Here are some of their twitter reactions to India vs Pakistan match:

 

 

 

 

Talking about how social media discussions have shown huge spikes in numbers during this World Cup, especially during India VS Pakistan match, Abhiraj Gupta, Co-Founder, Brandwitty, said, “Michael Clark – ‘All I see is blue T-shirts and Indian flags all around the stands and not much green color’, Dada – ‘Yeah! costly tickets may be’. This was just a glimpse. Not only youngsters but some of the cricket legends have also trolled Pakistan and cracked jokes about them. We additionally saw how Star Sports utilised Father's Day for their astounding advertising campaign that went viral on social media also. Instead of tossing a speculation, we can most likely say that social media made this conflict all the more interesting where it's about cricket as well as a war between the two countries.”

He further added, “People were sharing nearly every post on their stories from meme channels resulting in high engagement and reach. All we can say is that sarcasm worked well on social media and people with same affinity towards a topic will always find a way to connect.”

Common hashtags that ruled Twitter and other social media platforms on Sunday were #INDVSPAK, #BAAPBAAPHOTAHAIN, #MAUKAMAUKA and #JEETPEAPNAHAQHAI.

Another highlight of the match was actor Ranveer Singh making his commentary debut. He was also present there to kick-start the promotion of his upcoming film 83’, which is based on India’s victory in 1983 World Cup.

 

 

The Bollywood star's energetic words and playful antics, as usual, were quite a hit, as videos of him on the grounds were being

circulated on social media. He also made it a point to strike powerful poses with cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag.

Not just Ranveer, politician Shashi Tharoor was also present at the match and showed his support for the Indian cricket team.

 

Ashutosh Harbola, CEO & Co-founder, Buzzoka, says, “The entire social media space becomes bigger when you see India and Pakistan, the two rivals coming together to fight a match where India happens to lead by 7-0. In any kind of sports, the only thing that strikes the eyeballs is rivalry. People have to vent their anger somewhere or the other, so what better than cricket. Most of us have lost interest in cricket but when it comes to India VS Pakistan match, it’s all together a different ball game.”

“Facebook and Twitter are the only two sites on which people are so active about memes and trolls. Other sites like Instagram or Snapchat or Tiktok are not as impactful,” he added. 

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