There are matches you wait for, matches; you mark your calendars for, and then there is Pakistan VS India. A cricket match you anticipate and yearn for. You can tell it is Pakistan playing against India when the streets are empty, everyone at home is sitting in front of their television screens and those running errands keep checking their phones for updates.
Pakistan against India on a cricket pitch is not just rivalry. It runs deeper than that. It is a test of the love, trust, and pride people from both sides of the border have for their countries. It is as peaceful patriotism can be. Since independence, Pakistan and India have been competing against each other head-to-head. Both sides have produced competent and skilled cricketers like Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar, both; featuring their biopics.
A rivalry of memes?!
Pakistan and India share a frenzy for cricket, taking extreme pride in their national teams and putting all work aside on matchdays to savor the sweet rivalry. Besides the matchday being a big day for the sporting fans. It is a big day for the internet trolls as well. Brilliant memes from both sides keep flooding Twitter and Facebook. Updating the people with scenes from the pitch. Well, in a less sporty and a more humorous way.
Of course, who can forget the Indian troll campaign against Pakistan “mauka mauka” during the 2015 ICC World Cup? With Pakistan later defeating India in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy by a staggering 180 run margin. Pakistan perfectly replied with a troll campaign of its own; “No issue, Lelo tissue”. In a way, offering help to the audience in wiping off their emotions. So big of Pakistan. Wholesome indeed.
The best part of Pakistan VS India is not just the match itself; but the memes and the trolls that come before and after the main event.
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