2019 World Cup memes have fans in chills before another India vs New Zealand semi final

Sushim Mukul
Sushim MukulNov 15, 2023 | 12:26

2019 World Cup memes have fans in chills before another India vs New Zealand semi final

It was the first semi-final of the World Cup, back in 2019, when millions of Indians were left sad and disappointed after New Zealand defeated India to qualify for the finals.

The MS Dhoni runout at the hands of Martin Guptill, the point of no-return in the match, was a heartbreak for Indians who felt like a victory being snatched from the cricket-loving nation.


It's that day again today.

India, the only unbeaten team in the 2023 ICC World Cup will face New Zealand again, in yet another World Cup knockout semi-final. New Zealand made it to fourth place to clash with the table toppers, ie, India.

The MS Dhoni runout:

But, on social media, it seems the ghost of Manchester has not been tamed yet. Memes are now serving as a reminder of what happened, how Indians left, and how the ghost still haunts us... ahead of the knockout today at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. So much so, that the Star Sports promo this year has a redemption angle to it which starts with the infamous runout.

Let's rewind a bit and see how social media reacted to the defeat and how it's doing so today.

  • In case you are an Indian fan and you are high on 9/9 wins in the tournament so far, this one is for you.
  •  Not sure if that's how Coach Dravid is motivating the Men in Blue, but I'm sure this meme is a classic.
  • The parallel with the Karan Arjun scene sums it up too.
  • This situation with Team India, T Dileep, the fielding coach, Kohli-Rohit and of course, the fans.
  • Now, it's just a few hours to go, and the darr stays.
  • Was the last night somewhat like this?
  • Finally, this Bhagam Bhag meme, before we don our blue shirts and cheer the Men in Blue.
Last updated: November 15, 2023 | 12:26
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