Desi Twitter Beats the Rains With Memes as Anxious Cricket Fans Await India-Pakistan Clash
Cricket fans from both the sides of the border have begun praying to the rain gods to visit Manchester, the India-Pakistan venue, some other day.
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All the eyes have now shifted to the Manchester sky and we can understand why.
After 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015, India will look to continue its reign over the arch-rivals Pakistan in the most-anticipated World Cup contest at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Sunday. But there's an external factor that could perhaps play the ultimate spoilsport. The Rain.
After a complete washout against New Zealand, Indian fans would settle for nothing less than a win over Pakistan - against whom the Men in Blue have remained unbeaten in the previous 6 World Cup clashes since 1992 - given that the rain gods show mercy and keep their showers on hold.
There is, however, some good news for fans from both the sides of the border as the forecast is for 'sunny intervals' with low chances of precipitation around the afternoon. Rain may hamper the proceedings and light showers are expected to visit the venue but the chances of a fifth World Cup washout is unlikely.
But this hasn't stopped the anxious Indian fans from googling Manchester's weather.
The top query, obviously, has to do with Manchester's weather.
In fact, googling just "rain" will present you the rain probability from the India-Pakistan game at the Old Trafford Stadium.
But has the looming rain threat dampened the spirits of cricket lovers in India? Not really.
Prayers on and off social media have already begun.
Many have taken shelter under memes and humour.
#IndiaVsPakistaneither it will rain,or india will continue it’s reign— Dr. Gill 2.0 (@ikpsgill1) June 16, 2019
Divided by everything else, united by ‘bas kal Manchester main baarish na ho bhagwan’— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) June 15, 2019
Dear @ICCKnowing that rain is certainly going to screw today's #INDvPAK match, why can't you change the venue and have the match elsewhere? With 15 hours to go, you can even have the match played in India #INDvsPAK #IndiaVsPakistan— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 15, 2019
Weather in Manchester is expected to be cloudy with chances of light rain throughout the match hours todayhttps://t.co/saw5sEaGSv— The Weather Channel India (@weatherindia) June 16, 2019
Former Pakistan legend, too, hoped for a cracker of a contest.
I had a great day at @cricketworldcup Manchester #Fanzone event. I hope the world get to see a wonderful and exciting cricket game tomorrow. Personally, I'll be rooting for Pakistan & firmly believe that Pakistan can beat any team of the world. #WeHaveWeWill #CWC19 #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/qcloIKdfp4— Inzamam ul Haq (@Inzamam08) June 15, 2019
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