Despite the end of the match between India and Afghanistan, it seems on Pakistani Twitter that Afghan cricketers have picked up the game in exchange for cash and lucrative IPL deals.
India gave Afghanistan a big target of 210 runs in their 20 overs. Afghanistan’s batting line-up, in response, has never looked comfortable pursuing Total Right with the word go.
The opening pair of Mohammad Shehzad and Hazratullah Zazai fell victim to Shami and Bamrah within the first five overs of the match.
As the Indian innings drew to a close, Pakistanis posted memes on Twitter accusing Afghan cricketers of throwing matches for allegedly lucrative IPL deals.
Here are some memes circulating on social media:
Moin Shah used a scene from Sanjay Dutt’s Bollywood film to target the Afghan team, suggesting that the Afghan team left with cash after allegedly throwing the game.
Mohammad Noman Akram photoshopped some of the tweets, which made it look as if the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had been “compensated” for its poor performance against India.
Leave the task of making memes from popular TV shows to Pakistanis.
Twitter handle @bellabajwa believes the Indian cricket team’s performance had nothing to do with their victory today.
The Indian batsmen finally fired with Sharma and KL Rahul, who scored 69, 140 for the opening wicket to take India to 210 for two in their much-needed Super 12 match in Abu Dhabi.
The highest total of the tournament proved to be too much for Afghanistan which scored 144-7 in 20 overs.
They are still looking for semi-finals with New Zealand and India. Pakistan has already made it to the last four of the group.
India, who came on the field as hot favorites but suffered two consecutive defeats, needed to rely on others to win their remaining three games and advance to the semi-finals.