KOLKATA: In yet another predictable cricket showdown, Pakistan on Saturday lost to traditional rivals India at the World T20 in Kolkata.
Pakistan came to Eden Gardens with the hope of smashing their world cup jinx against India, but the only thing that broke was people's television sets.
Shocking tactics lead to another chastening defeat
While the Pakistani female squad was victorious over their Indian counterparts, the men in green once again faltered against MS Dhoni’s side.
Virat Kohli helped India pip Pakistan by six wickets at Kolkata’s jam-packed Eden Gardens. Kohli struck an unbeaten 55 as India comfortably chased down Pakistan’s total of 118-5, reaching their target with 13 balls remaining in a match reduced to 18 overs per side because of rain.
Women’s win fails to inspire Men in Green
The cricket-mad neighbours, who have gone to war three times since independence, share one of the world's fiercest sporting rivalries and their rare showdowns on the pitch can bring both to a standstill.
It was no surprise then that disappointed Pakistani fans let out their anger by smashing their television sets.
From broken hearts to broken TVs, here's how Twitter reacted to the match:
India repeat history, beat Pakistan in World T20
Okay. We lost again. But how to sleep? Pliss to comment. #IndvsPak— Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi (@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi) March 19, 2016
Do you still love India?— Shivam (@imrozed) March 19, 2016
Afridi - pic.twitter.com/rH1V24WdoI
Pakistan na hoa...Pressuristan hogaya!— ᗅسᗅᗫ™ (@iAsadM) March 20, 2016
Pressure-Pitch-Luck, all are excuses.
It's all poor homework & lack of Cricketing Sense.#IndvsPak
However, seems like Sania Mirza was the most unhappy person on Twitter
The Indian tennis star who is married to Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik reacted after attracting a series of comments throughout the game.
It's over .. Have I stopped trending yet?? 🤔😒 #somepeopleseriouslyneedtogetalife 😒— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) March 19, 2016
Sports legends were all praise for India
That 50 is worth approximately 237 on this pitch....— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) March 19, 2016
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Unless we revamp our cricket structure at home, the gulf between Pakistan & India in cricket will continue to widen to our disadvantage.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 20, 2016
We have so much cricketing talent in Pakistan but sadly our present structures are unable to polish & coalesce this talent.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 20, 2016
Virat is the best finisher of the game I ever seen in last 20 year of my career..but Pak team tried their best but just couldn't finish it— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 19, 2016
From singing of anthem to playing cricket on field. Pakistan absolutely terrible tonight. #IndvsPak— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) March 19, 2016
Pak Read the conditions poorly ..selection,Batting order & spin bowling all get poor ratings..Another forgettable day..— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) March 19, 2016
So I'm assuming nobody in India and Pakistan is participating in earth hour— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) March 19, 2016
Want to congratulate our Women's team for their win over India. This somewhat mitigates the disappointment over our boys' loss last night.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 20, 2016
Pakistan omitting a spinner for a pace bowler .. U got to be kidding me..— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) March 19, 2016
Dhoni lauds India as turnaround kings
And this sums it best
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