In Meme-orium: Throwback to the Best Memes That Made World Cup 2019 a Hilarious Ride
As the ICC World Cup 2019 draws to an official end, here's a look at some of the best memes that the tournament left behind.
The disappointed Pakistani fan whose image turned into a viral meme this World Cup.
Another edition of the ICC World Cup will draw to a close on Sunday when England takes on New Zealand at the Mecca of Cricket, the Lord's, but not without leaving behind a trail of memories that are going to be cherished by fans for a long time to come. This adventurous rigmarole of the tournament would've admittedly been incomplete had it not been for the memes that kept pouring in at every step.
So, here's a compilation of some the best meme-worthy moments of this year’s world cup, here’s a detailed compilation, lest they fade away into oblivion:
12. Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s Dive Catch
Sarfaraz Ahmed managed to silence the critics for once, after taking a magnificent catch during their match against New Zealand in Birmingham. However, his epic catch also invited hordes of memes on him once again:
1. how others see the ball
— ayushi singh (@__ayyushi) June 26, 2019
Sarfaraz ne catch nahi match pakra hai... Time pe soney ke faidey!#PakvNZ pic.twitter.com/PQPF13M0re — Safia diya (@pukhtana_tweets) June 26, 2019
The Sarfaraz The Sarfaraz
— निष्कर्ष (Nishh) (@Nishkarsh1108) June 26, 2019
11. When Virat Kohli pleaded with folded hands to umpire over DRS call
Afghanistan gave a massive scare to India during the match in Southampton. With 6/0 on the scoreboard, Shami gave a glimmer of hope to Indian fans when he trapped the dangerous Hazratullah Zazai in front of the wickets.
The on-field umpire did not raise his finger and this was when Kohli went upstairs and asked for the third umpire's intervention. The Indian captain argued with the umpire for a brief moment over the DRS rule before folding his hands and pleading with the official over the rule. Unsurprisingly, his range of emotions struck a chord with desi fans on the microblogging site and funny people on Twitter soon turned the animated character into a relatable meme.
Out dede bhai. Afghanistan se haarenge toh bohot beizzati hogi. #IndvAfg pic.twitter.com/ag7cOlNbIQ — Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 22, 2019
— sweety (@piggy_chopps) June 22, 2019
Kohli is the biggest fan of @akshaykumar #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/uiYniEwobD — gareeb Chacha (@gareebchacha) June 22, 2019
10. Viral ‘Burger Pizzey’ Rant of Pakistani Fan
The best thing to come out of this ICC World Cup is Pakistan fan Momin Saqib’s rant while expressing his sheer disappointment on Pakistan's loss against India during the ICC World Cup 2019. Momin could be heard saying how Pakistani cricketers are not concerned about their fitness and eat junk food like pizza and burger.
— Ibrahim Tariq Shafi (@IbrahimTShafi) June 16, 2019
9. Jasprit Bumrah's Hunger For Wickets in World Cup
"Nothing to fear when Bumrah is here." At 25, Indian bowling attack's main man Jasprit Bumrah has cemented a place in the squad and the hearts of every death-bowling lover of the sport.
Currently ranked no.1 in ODI, Bumrah once again lived up to the hype and his reputation when Bangladesh's Mohammad Saifuddin's fancied his chances to push the Tigers across the finishing line, chasing India's 315. Bumrah finished with 4 for 55 in his 10 and by the end of it, Bumrah’s hunger for wickets became a meme you did not know you needed:
#INDvBAN Wicket is needed. Bumrah- pic.twitter.com/F5YFq9V0mC — Angoor Stark (@ladywithflaws) July 2, 2019
— Raj Verma (@raj_verma00) July 2, 2019
Indian cricket to Jasprit Bumrah pic.twitter.com/Fwq9y0vAcr — Akshay (@Akshay7_) July 2, 2019
8. Anushka Sharma’s Funny Expressions
Anushka joined Virat in England at the ongoing cricket world cup and was seen cheering him in the crowd during India’s clash gainst Sri Lanka in Headingley
Pictures and videos of the same are all over the Internet. As soon as she noticed that the camera was focussed upon her, she instantly shifted her gaze at it while looking straight into it from behind her tilted sunglasses.
— Anushka Sharma FC™ (@AnushkaSFanCIub) July 6, 2019
Anushka's hilarious expressions have inspired several memes on Twitter.
#INDvSL #AnushkaSharma #TeamIndia Relatives to My Parents: Ab aapne iske settle hone ka kya socha hai aapne? Me (Minding my own business): pic.twitter.com/ibkt3TB7UM — mayankk kumar jha (@mayankksays) July 7, 2019
Rohit Sharma And Anushka Sharma.....
— Prof. Boies Pilled bell (@Lil_Boies2) July 6, 2019
Anushka after seeing Rohit Sharma - pic.twitter.com/E31CTHvRtS — Sidd #memer (@badboy_memer) July 7, 2019
7. Pakistan’s Meme Misery After 1992 World Cup Similarities Ended
When New Zealand was defeated with a massive margin of 119 by England in a match that remarkably lacked of any kind of suspense, it was Pakistan that suffered the biggest blow – of crashing out of the World Cup.
With that, all the hype and excitement around Pakistan’s eerie symmetry with their 1992 World Cup campaign, which ended in victory – was permanently put to rest.
With no other option at hand, Pakistanis busied themselves by sharing grief online through memes and more memes. The results as expected, have been hilarious:
— Chaudhry Nabeel (@DrNabeelChaudry) July 3, 2019
He is online She is online No one texts each other Ego wins NZ lose Pakistan gets knocked out of the world cup. — عبدل احد ♛ (@Me_Kon_Hoon) July 3, 2019
— Arjun (@IamArjun__) July 3, 2019
6. When Chahal Was Caught ‘Chilling’ on the Boundary Rope
When India brushed aside Sri Lanka in their last league fixture of the World Cup in Leeds, they did it almost dismissively and with a marked air of confidence. Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal personified relaxation in the best possible way, as he snoozed on the barrier on the edge of the field. His laid-back look and relaxed posture soon turned into fodder for hilarious memes.
Difference between Kids,Men and Legend @ImRo45 @yuzi_chahal @imVkohli @hardikpandya7 pic.twitter.com/gR1bvzLvA4 — Mannu Pandey (@MannuPa04506483) July 6, 2019
Chahal having a relaxed life pic.twitter.com/LJQeHUssB8
— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) July 7, 2019
Chahal had the best view #INDvSL #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/GCqapJbtOk — RS (@AwaraRish) July 6, 2019
Bet no one noticed Chahal at Jodha Akbar !! pic.twitter.com/jdBoHeel5f
— Thoda sa funny (@Shivam_mishra21) July 6, 2019
5. Sanjay Manjrekar
If there is one thing that has been constant unlike the balmy English weather this World Cup, it’s the acute trolling that cricketer-turned-commentator was subjected to for his controversial statements on the mic. All of this truly peaked when his ‘banter’ with Michael Vaughn over Manjrekar calling Ravindra Jadeja a “bits and pieces cricketer” culminated into him blocking Vaugh on Twitter. The England cricketer used the famous ‘Chahal chilling meme’ to ask Manjrekar to unblock him on Twitter, and Indians online can’t get enough of it.
Jadeja takes wicket in the very first over of his first match in this world cupMeanwhile Sanjay Manjrekar -: pic.twitter.com/PzJU9ZiQLq— Jeetjyoti Kalita (@Jeetjyotik) July 6, 2019
4. Rain memes
Rain has been a major bummer in the World Cup, with multiple matches being cancelled due to incessant downpour. Needless to say, it has been a disappointment for fans across the world who have been waiting for the tournament for 4 years. Now we all know the best way to get over this disappointment is to make memes and that's exactly what the Twitterati did.
#MatchPrediction Today in @cricketworldcup match Australia will win the toss and will decide to swim first.#CWC19 #AUSvPAK pic.twitter.com/qQiyPwZ4eY — Satyam Rai (@Satyamrai7777) June 12, 2019
Winner of this world cup: Rain pic.twitter.com/ZSX3f7rNNU
— Uzair Irfan (@Uzair_UI) June 11, 2019
The cricket world cup so far...#CWC19 #rain pic.twitter.com/xdYEmjMAnf — Mehran Khan (@1MehranKhan) June 10, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
— Afaq Nawaz (@Afaq_Nawaz_2841) June 11, 2019
3. The Case of Slow Dhoni and Dot Balls This World Cup
Throughout the tournament, India’s former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been criticised by fans and enthusiasts for toppling the team’s middle order by putting forth weak performances one after the other. Dhoni’s slow pace and excruciatingly damp batting during India’s clash against Bangladesh in particular, that had far too many dot balls than fans could’ve endured, eventually turned into a fodder for memes and he has been trolled brutally ever since:
This seems apt !!! #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/berqPamQok — Boring... (@graphicalcomic) July 2, 2019
Fans to Dhoni: Show us some 4s and 6s.
— Abhi (@DarkKnightEcho) July 2, 2019
Me To Dhoni :- #INDvBAN #IndiaVsBangladesh pic.twitter.com/UPRZPkTJcQ — Sarcastic arpit (@Sarcastic_broo) July 2, 2019
— Rajat (@rajatpandey8294) July 2, 2019
2. When Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed Yawned During a Match Against India
During the titanic India vs Pakistan match, which was loudly billed as the most watched game in the history, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was caught on the wrong foot and he was seen yawning on camera. When you have a million of eyeballs glued to every second of the game, a joke at the expense of the Pak captain was obviously going to be the Road Always Taken. Soon enough, the iconic yawn or better said, the meme magnet was immortalised by Indian fans on Twitter.
This one is epic.. #PakVsIndia pic.twitter.com/ZvnvlEohVt — Sanjay Yadav (@iamsanjaydv) June 16, 2019
Me: I'll clean my room today.
— Asmita (@AryaAsmita) June 17, 2019
One field, one picture but tow different stories #pakvsindia pic.twitter.com/WQd2BJGc5q — Adnan_Afridian_10 (@AdnanHa20977776) June 16, 2019
1. When an angry Pakistan fan from the audience turned into Meme & Meme Merchandise
Saving the best for the last. An angry Pakistani fan’s expression of disappointment at Pakistan's batting against Australia turned into one of the most troll worthy things from this year’s tournament. Akhtar's reaction was captured by TV cameras while he was watching the match between Pakistan and Australia at Taunton. He told an ICC commentator that he was disappointed by a dropped catch in the field, which prompted the reaction.
Desi dad when he enters your room and finds you sleeping with lights on pic.twitter.com/xLrkpOzxAh
— SwatKat (@swatic12) June 14, 2019
Ramiz Raja: to dive is below my dignity Me:#AUSvPAK pic.twitter.com/bhdVNQ9la2 — Abdullah Faiz (@Abdulla86151619) June 12, 2019
— htee ham (@Ehtee_ShaM) June 12, 2019
9/10 Doctor recommended sensodyne That 10th Doctor :#ausvpak #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/cs6PSgUtlh — sam.eer.10 (@sam_eer_10) June 12, 2019
During the match between Pakistan and New Zealand on Wednesday, many Pakistani fans were spotted wearing T-shirts that featured Akhtar's face.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 26, 2019
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