The high-voltage cricket match between India and Pakistan is happening as we speak, and the stakes are huge! India’s batting line-up is doing better than ever before with a considerably good run rate. The Pakistani bowling attack, marked by several bouncers, has teeth and they're looking to bite.
However, there is another battle happening parallel to the battle on the pitch.
It’s the battle on social media.
Both Indian and Pakistani fans are making dank memes on the match and sharing them on Twitter and Facebook. The meme war is actually getting intense and truth be told, neither side is holding back!
This Pakistani fan thought she could mock Virat Kohli all she wants. So, Indian fans responded to her in the best way possible.
Who’s laughing now? (Source: Twitter)
Looks like Pakistanis are really good at crossing borders:
After all, as an ad recently mused, ‘Baap baap hota hai...’:
Pakistani fans, however, were in no mood to take the criticism lying down. They tried to claw back at the Indian fans — and failed miserably. But chalo, let's give this much to the Pakistanis — at least, in this one endeavour, they try!
This Pak fan couldn’t help but poke fun at India’s apparent run-out:
He is now applying cold water to the burnt area:
Just say Pakistan Fielding kar raha hai— Fakhar Shabir Malik ???????? (@Mister_306) June 16, 2019
Imran Khan tweeted this morning, advising Pakistan to bat first. But Sarfaraz being Sarfaraz, had to go his own way:
Some Pakistani fans couldn’t help but make memes on themselves:
Well, here's a kudo or two to them — after all, despite the world doing so, it takes guts to laugh at yourself.
Meanwhile, several fans continued praying for rain.
This Pakistani fan wanted Indians to ‘feel the moment’ (they are. Trust us):
This tweet then shut him up for good!
The absolute hero though was this tweet which summed up Pakistan’s fielding in today’s match:
While the match is still on and we don’t know who’s going to win the pitched battle on the pitch, the battle on social media has been won by Indians, hands down.
It’s okay, Pakistan. We know you are having a hard time taking wickets. Or doing anything else in life, really. But at least you've tried to step up your meme game. Truly, you're still very far from even average. But, as they say, try, try and try again. You're making us laugh — which is about all you can really do.