By Sarah Shaukat
Our love for cricket is an established fact but when it comes to a face-off with India, our emotions mount to a whole other level. Even people like me, who probably can’t name half of the Pakistani team, get invested in this match. Obviously, like the rest of my nation, I am cheering for our boys but what has my attention right now is Pakistani Twitter.
If there is any online space that knows how to keep it alive before, during and after a cricket match, it’s our folks on Pakistani Twitter. So much so that I often catch the highlights of the match there instead of watching the actual thing! Now spare me the glares because I already mentioned I am not a cricket buff.
Coming back to Twitter, the pre-match hype is unreal as always. The top trend a day before the match was #PakvsInd. Even celebs and politicians like Asim Azhar, Fahad Mustafa and Fawad Chaudhry are looking forward to the showdown.
Aik pappi idher aik pappi udhar😊 https://t.co/5SW3r2kKpj
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) October 22, 2021
Fahad is not the only one with cheeky remarks. Here is the low down of what is going on hours before the match on Twitter.
Some drama buffs seem to be caught in a pickle. I can definitely relate to this one.
— Sam (@soulhacker27) October 23, 2021
The memes are flooding in and I can’t get enough!
At a time like this we obviously wouldn’t expect anything less. And Pakistanis definitely know their way around memes.
— mahanoortweets (@mahanoortweets1) October 22, 2021
Others just can’t wait for the match and the excitement is off the charts!
— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) October 23, 2021
— ✨Maha✨ (@dreamy_eies) October 20, 2021
— Jugno Kazmi (@JugnoKazmi) October 23, 2021
— S A L A R (@JabraAfridian) October 22, 2021
— مانو (@smoker_girll) October 23, 2021
Some are preparing for the best … and the worst
There will always be some skeptics…
— vitaminahil (@brownnburger) October 23, 2021
Yaar jo result se pahlay feeling ati hai na woh arahi hai #PakVsInd
— Ayesha Tariq (@Being_Human4245) October 23, 2021
— Syed Shah Zaib (@TheKarachiBoy) October 23, 2021
Bought popcorns and tissues for #PakVsInd screening at my place.
— Ammar Nasim Rana (@ammarnasim) October 23, 2021
We all gonna have mini heart attacks tomorrow night…😂😂#PakVsInd
— Humna Sheikh (@Sheikh_zaadiii) October 23, 2021
— نقطہ (@preshannakaro) October 23, 2021
The biggest day of the year has finally arrived let's remember one thing that winning or losing is part of the game who ever gives 100% on the feild will win may the best team win and inshallah that will be Pakistan #PakVsInd
— Ahmed Hammad (@Ahmed_Hammad123) October 23, 2021
Some desi empty promises were also spotted! Cricket or not, these never get missed by my radar
If pak wins tomorrow, monday se pka parhai start kr du ga..
— Suleman Aslam (@Sulemanaslam111) October 23, 2021
— Abdur Rehman🇵🇰 (@Bas_AB_10) October 23, 2021
If Pakistan beats India tomorrow
I will propose my crush 🥱(2) #PakVsInd
— 𝒵𝑒𝓃𝓃𝓎 𝒦𝒶𝓏𝓂𝒾 (@zara_batool5) October 23, 2021
Some are full of optimism. We will surprise you, they say!
— ~Sports Aesthetics👅♥️ (@Jawadsimp07) October 21, 2021
— Khlãi Màkhløq👻 (@PrinceJaid) October 16, 2021
— CricTroll (@CricTroll1) October 23, 2021
Some fans are hyping our team in green
— Mahar Aqib (@oyemotay) October 23, 2021
Lets not forget that Fakhar Zaman is in form too who can ruin the India's bowling line up like he did in The Champions Trophy Final. ✊Hopping to win this game as we have gems like Shaheen, Babar and Rizwan.#PakVsInd
— ˢʰᵒᵃⁱᵇ._.ᴿᵃᵒ🐾 (@Shoaib1031) October 23, 2021
— Aamir Maqbool (@sardaraamir728) October 23, 2021
And of course others are busy trolling the rival team
— Daniyal خان 🌸🍂 (@daniyal20khan) October 22, 2021
— Sher Ali (@SahabShero) October 18, 2021
— Sumia🦋Iftikhar🇵🇰✨ (@Angryfruity) October 23, 2021
Indians bhe like: Aj Tv dekh lo jitna dekhna hai kal wese b torne hain sb 😅 #PakVsInd
— Rabiya 🦋 (@Rabbiya_sh) October 23, 2021
— AysannoT🔥🇵🇸||MALAIKA’s🎂🎁🥳|| (@aysan_says) October 23, 2021
Many are taking jibes at Kholi in particular
Players to babar: You have Century in All Formats🧡💯
Babar yeah every classy player have too.😊
Others: No babar some fool don't have Century in All Formats as virat kohli😂😂#PakVsInd #pakvsSa #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/IDJKrBCtG8
— Mooنッ (@oyee_Moony) October 21, 2021
— kaچO ZaحiD🎭 (@ju_kaCHo) October 22, 2021
Lots of emotions, predictions and excitement to be seen. Pakistan vs India is always a slippery slope and let’s see which way the tables will turn. Either way, Twitter is going to be very enjoyable. In case you don’t know how to respond to the outcome, this tweet sums it up beautifully!
— Alishba (@dactar2b) October 23, 2021