Ind vs Pak – What Fans From India and Pakistan Have To Say?

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India saw off a weak Pakistan side for the second time in 4 days and, as a result, booked their place for the Asia Cup finals in style. The men in blue were directed to bowl first after losing the toss. Being in a rich vein of form, the bowlers were successful in restricting Pakistan to a score of 237/7. Jasprit Bumrah led the wickets charts, with figures of 2-29.

Thereafter, it was all Rohit-Shikhar show. The star duo had come under criticism for struggling to perform in England. But against Pakistan, they put up an opening partnership of 210 runs, thus rebuffing all the criticisms. It was a record Indian opening stand (in the chase), eclipsing the record of 201 runs previously set by Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.

Furthermore, it is also the highest ODI partnership against Pakistan with an Indian side. They have been prolific for the better part of the tournament. Therefore, they now have become India’s second most successful opening ODI pair. The crushing defeat against India is one of the worst results in Pakistan cricket’s history.

Consequently, by the fortnight, Ind vs Pak was the most trending topic on Twitter.

Twitter reactions

Adnan Sami, now an Indian citizen, congratulated the (Indian) team for the victory.

Virat Kohli, having been rested for the tournament, also congratulated the team for their triumph.

Probably the biggest tweet came from the former Pakistan captain and the current PM, Imran Khan, who blamed at the capitulation of the Pakistani team.

Former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Kaif, commented on the meeting between Venkatesh Prasad and Aamer Sohail

Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar also expressed his satisfaction after watching Dhawan and Sharma score centuries.

VVS Laxman lauded India’s all-round performance

Harsha Bhogle pointed out the improvement in the Indian bowling attack over the years.

On the other hand, he was also critical of Pakistan’s promising but under delivering bowlers.

Noted Indian cricket expert, Aakash Chopra, also highlighted Pakistan’s poor bowling display.

Ayaz Memon of Cricketwallah praised the comeback of Shikhar Dhawan, after a poor display in the England tour prior to the tournament.

Likewise, it was not unnatural for the Indian cricket fans to boast of their teams crushing victory against their fiercest rivals on Twitter. Here are some of the hilarious posts:
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In contrast, some spirited Pakistani fans took the defeat light heartedly.

The Indian team next faces a spirited Afghanistan on Tuesday, before preparing for the finals that are scheduled to held on Friday. While on the other hand, Pakistan will take on Bangladesh.

Monish Gadiya is a Pune-based sports author at KreedOn. He is a thorough tech-enthusiast and believes innovation is the answer to the problems prevalent in the society. Monish graduated from University of Pune with a degree in civil engineering before pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in creative writing and intellectual property rights. A die-hard football fan, he has represented his college at various football competitions.

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