Virat lying on the ground while a morphed Anushka Sharma sits next to her husband with a look of disappointment. Twitter photo
Gulf Today Web team
On Wednesday, India crumbled to New Zealand's terrific pace attack in the high-voltage semi-final match at Old Trafford at the World Cup 2019.
Chasing 240 for victory, India lost four of their top batsmen for 24 runs in the first 10 overs and were eventually bowled out for 221.
As much as captain Virat Kohli's team shock-defeat brought sorrow to cricket-mad Indians, it came as a massive ray of euphoria to people hailing from the neighbouring Pakistan, so much so that they flocked to social media sites to express their immense ecstasy.
Twitter, in particular, erupted with comedic memes that deciphered the extreme delight netizens in Pakistan felt after India's abysmal exit from the World Cup.
At the epicenter of all memes is one specifically that has gone viral over the internet spreading like wildfire.
A meme of Anushka Sharma, wife of Virat Kohli, went viral. It involves her character from her 2018 movie 'Sui Dhaaga.'
The meme shows Indian captain Virat lying on the ground covering his face while a morphed Anushka Sharma (from one of the scenes in her movie 'Sui Dhaaga') sits next to her husband with a look of disappointment across her face.
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The two Asian giants lock horns in Manchester on Sunday with more than a billion people expected to tune in for the most-anticipated match of the tournament.
If England lose to India, it will raise the chances of Pakistan making to the semi-finals. Pakistan will face Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the upcoming matches, which history shows Green Shirts excellent record against both the teams.
Sarfaraz Ahmed's side needed to smash the world record for margin of victory in a one-day international but, after winning the toss at Lord's, they failed to muster enough runs to give them a chance.
Bangladesh must be all out for seven or lower if Pakistan are to deny New Zealand a place in the semi-finals alongside Australia, India and England.
Cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams was benched and fellow centre Ryan Crotty missed out altogether as New Zealand named their team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Ireland.
Bottom club Ittihad Kalba will look to bounce back to give their new coach a winning debut when they take on Fujairah in the fourth round match of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Friday.