By Sarah Shaukat
A whirlwind of emotions, nail biting moments and nerve racking hits led to a glorious victory in the highly anticipated Pakistan-India match, part of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 series. What an epic way to conclude the weekend indeed!
It was a magnificent win that will always be remembered in the annals of cricket history. Our boys in green remained undefeated as they chased the target without losing a single wicket. This win sets a record, becoming the first time that our boys in green defeat India in a T20 World Cup match!
Cricket undoubtedly is the one thing that brings our nation together. Even the skeptics come out and cheered for our team. As usual, the excitement leading up to the match was off the charts. And as the match started, the buzz, excitement – and stress – piled on and stayed with us throughout. It was worth it!
Twitter had been blowing up during these crucial hours and after the win it was bound to amplify. We are quite enjoying the virtual banter, witty tweets and memes. Here is some quality content to relive the spectacle!
Many took this opportunity to take jibes at the viral video of Indian fans breaking their TV after a previous loss. Sorry, not sorry.
— Muhammad Mohsin (@mmohsinali12345) October 24, 2021
— RJ's MOM💜 (@myMOON_jin7) October 24, 2021
— Developing Pakistan (@developingpak) October 24, 2021
— Waleed Khan (@mocwaleedkhan) October 24, 2021
Spotted: Anushka Sharma Photoshopped into the cricket stadium audience as the disappointed spectator!
— Ali² (@UFO3133) October 24, 2021
As wife of Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian team, Anushka had many more memes dedicated to her …
— ᴋʜᴀɴ ꜱɪʟᴀᴄʜɪ🇵🇰 (@KhanSilachi1) October 24, 2021
Kohli with a disappointed PM Modi
Iqrar-ul-Hassan also made it to the scene to console a broken-hearted Kohli
— Shahab (@Shahab12062674) October 24, 2021
Abhinandan meets Kohli
— Shayan Ashraf (@Shayan_59) October 24, 2021
— Abdul Rahman Arif (@iamARahmanArif) October 24, 2021
Indian star Akshay Kumar sat in the audience – and became great meme fodder!
— ABBASI SHEHRYAR (@shehryar_tweets) October 24, 2021
— 𝑨𝒛𝒉𝒂𝒓🌐 (@azharraja85) October 24, 2021
Sorry 😂 pic.twitter.com/khstE0c6j1
— Shahab Ur Rahman (@i_journalist1) October 24, 2021
— Muhammad Osama Qamar (@sammyqamar) October 24, 2021
— Abdul Rehman 🇵🇰 (@thoraparhlein) October 24, 2021
— TAARUF ABBAS SHAH (@taaruf_shah) October 24, 2021
Of course, many saw fit to use Indian’s Mauka Mauka anthem against them
— Pervez Bin Haroon (@PervezBinHaroon) October 24, 2021
— Sami (@DabblePebble) October 24, 2021
— Muhammad Hamza Official (@thisismhamza) October 24, 2021
— ༒⃝🇭ลмžเเ࿐ (@Hamzasana14) October 24, 2021
Fahad Mustafa also chimed in
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) October 24, 2021
Even Iqrar-ul-Hassan came on board!
کوہلی ! اچھا چلو اب رونا نہیں۔۔۔
شاباش میرے پاکستان 💚🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/9QNBTReFJc
— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) October 24, 2021
And many other celebs as well…
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) October 24, 2021
TV’s toot rahe hain aaj… leken padhos mai 🤪😂 okay just kidding..koi nahi game hai… haar jeet hoti rehti hai guys
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) October 24, 2021
— Faizan Shaikh (@mFaizansk) October 24, 2021
While others couldn’t be more proud…
OUUFFFFFF!!! Heart is bursting with pride… waaaaah! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 #PakvsIndia
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 24, 2021
Congratulations Pakistan 💚🇵🇰
Thank you team for the brilliant play! May you continue to shine 😍
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) October 24, 2021
This is no ordinary victory… This is a reminder that Pakistanis must always hold their heads high. I had been hearing this entire past week that Pakistan won't win, no chance! And this from our own people! So so proud of our team for proving everyone wrong!! Well done!!! pic.twitter.com/1Me4iWhEJJ
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 24, 2021
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) October 24, 2021
The memes may have had us in fits but there were also some heartwarming moments that we would like to acknowledge
Many are appreciating Virat Kohli’s sportsman spirit as he congratulated Rizwan and Babar Azam with a smile on his face after losing
— Buber e Yazdan Abbas (@buberr12) October 24, 2021
Celebrations in the Pakistani pavilion as the winning ball was played
— Discover Pakistan 🇵🇰 | پاکستان (@PakistanNature) October 24, 2021
When Rizwan prayed during the tea break in the middle of the stadium, full of commotion and distraction
Now that’s dedication!
Namaz is the key to success.
— چاند بی بی (@DeGreenTribe) October 24, 2021
Babar Azam’s father’s reaction to his win left us teary eyed. Ah, what a proud moment
— Asad (@sheikh861) October 24, 2021
Dhoni chatting with Pakistani players right after the match
— 🏏Pti Ķińg🤴 (@BilalChattha0) October 24, 2021
This epic selfie by the man of the hour, Shaheen Afridi
— Saboor Shahzad (@SaboorShahzad) October 24, 2021
The cricket fraternity also celebrated the win and congratulated the team
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) October 24, 2021
Alhamdolilla…It’s the first one, the most magnificent one but remember journey has just begun.. such a proud moment for all Pakistanis and thank you boys for providing us this moment to cherish.#PakistanZindabad
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) October 24, 2021
“Allhamdulilal” Great Win Champs♥️ Nation Is So PROUD Of You Boys🇵🇰. Convincing Win. So Calm & Calculative. Super Spell @SAfridiOfficial & Rest Of The Bowlers. #OneSidedAfair Well Done @babarazam258 & @iMRizwanPak Outstanding Captaincy #PakistanZindabad #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/8KXi36DH3Y
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) October 24, 2021
Kya baat hai. MashAllah.
Chhaa gayay. pic.twitter.com/vDPeEePntC
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 24, 2021
— David Alex (@DevedAlex) October 24, 2021
What a statement Pakistan just made in the #ICCT20WorldCup2021 Now favourites in my opinion after that emphatic win over India. Just a super all round & impressive performance. Babar Azam continues to enhance his reputation as one of the best batters in the world in all forms !!
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) October 24, 2021
And the most humble Tweet by the Captain himself
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 24, 2021
Post-victory session with the team!
Here’s the Captain giving his team a post-win pep talk!
— Bilal Raza Punjwani (@Bilal_punjwani) October 24, 2021
We hope we get to witness many more wins like this but this match will go down as a milestone in Pakistan’s cricket history.
What were the best moments from the match for you?