From broken hearts to broken TV sets, fans react to Pakistan’s defeat

We take a look at how India's six-wicket win over Pakistan at the World Twenty20 played out on Twitter


News Desk March 20, 2016
PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

PHOTO: AFP

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.

PHOTO: AFP

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:





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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.

https://twitter.com/MirzaSania/status/711257497030496256





Sports legends were all praise for India





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https://twitter.com/MirzaSania/status/711257497030496256











Dhoni lauds India as turnaround kings



And this sums it best



COMMENTS (14)

True | 5 years ago | Reply @Asad ali: Really we didn't know that Pakistan is sparkling clean & hygienic and women like Malala & Mukhtair Mai are respected. Thanks for opening my eyes.
AMIT LUNIA | 5 years ago | Reply Common all, this is just a game same India was bested by New Zealand, Heaven did not fall down on Dhoni The players did not go to get defeated, they played , some played better on that day
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