Cricket is a funny sport. Despite two washed-out days, the rain-battered World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand has brought the fans on the edge of their seats courtesy of the reserve Day 6 in Southampton on Wednesday. At the time of writing this, Team India has put up 130 runs on the scoreboard for a loss of 5 wickets in the 1st session. With a lead of just 98 runs and half the side back in the pavilion, desi fans are now looking at the skies, hilariously waiting for the rains to return and halt the play. Notably, there are 73 overs left in the day and the sun is shining brightly at the venue in England.
Kohli and Pujara gone inside 10 overs of days play. Still possibly 80 overs to go.
Every Indian looking for rain be like pic.twitter.com/EMWsQSspYM
— Shrikant (@MrShrikantK413) June 23, 2021
— Harshal kadam (@Harshal02531139) June 23, 2021
— Sujit Gupta (@Sujit_90) June 23, 2021
— TrollingAtma (@Sankimental) June 23, 2021
— Sarcastic Parodyvarthy (@Sureshchakrav) June 23, 2021
Rain Rain Come Again pic.twitter.com/1qbfHcG8ZN
— ♡ (@HeyItsRohantic) June 23, 2021
All of us right now.
Are you on the edge of your seat too?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 23, 2021
On the flip side, there has been a lot of chatter on social media with some not going too easy on ICC for choosing Southampton as the venue of the marquee event. Others, who have waited for months to catch the cricket action from their homes in Covid-19 times expressed their displeasure through memes and mockery.
Meanwhile, India started the final day with skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the crease. Their stay, however, was short-lived after Kyle Jamieson forced both the batsmen to edge the ball behind them.