Twitterati build-up for the India v Pakistan CT 2017 final in their own hilarious style
The defending champions will take on the challengers in the summit clash at The Oval.
Updated - Jun 17, 2017 4:26 pm
It’s the biggest clash of the season. The magnitude of the Champions Trophy 2017 final grew manifold as soon as Team India qualified for the title clash and the match slated to crown the champion became India v Pakistan. When it is Indo-Pak the match can never be restricted to just cricket. Fans from both the sides have huge expectations and emotions attached to the game as well as the rivalry.
The two teams had met in their opening clash of the tournament. As they have been so often in ICC tournaments the Men in Blue were absolutely clinical in their approach and game. They didn’t allow Pakistan any chance to get grip in the game and ran away with a morale boosting win by 124 runs. That should have put Pakistan down. They were the No.8 ranked team coming in the tournament and were crushed by the arch-rivals in the opening game. But that was not to be.
Sarfraz Ahmed who has been an inspirational leader of this young team along with a strict and disciplined coach Mickey Arthur were able to script a revival. They first beat the No.1 ranked ODI side South Africa in their second league match and then faced the Sri Lankans in a must-win encounter. It was Sarfraz again who led the team from the front and along with Mohammad Amir scripted a seemingly impossible win.
Their confidence was sky high. But they would meet firm favourites and hosts England in the semi-finals. A hands down winner was expected for Eoin Morgan & Co. who had forced all their three opponents into submission in the league games. But the Pakistani bowlers had different plans, they restricted a strong English lineup to a mere 211 and then their openers chased it down with utmost ease to march their way into the first ever CT final.
Team India, on the other hand, defeated South Africa in a must-win game which turned out to be a one-sided affair as the Proteas crumbled against pressure yet again. Bangladesh were off to a promising start in the semi-final but once wickets started to tumble it was a downhill ride and the ruthless team they were up against didn’t give them another chance to bounce back.
Rohit Sharma’s 123* and Virat’s unbeaten 96 took the team into the final and set up the title clash against Pakistan.
Twitterati is since then busy on both sides. The fans have been posting some hilarious posts, memes and videos to give their team the psychological edge ahead of the summit clash.
Here are some of the best tweets that have surfaced ahead of the CT 2017 final between India and Pakistan
India v Pakistan Final …. !!!!!!!! All TV execs around the World are now cracking a nice bottle open to celebrate ….. #IndiaToWin
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 15, 2017
I was wrong. The India v Pakistan group game won't be the most watched sporting event on earth this year…
— Paul Dennett (@the_summer_game) June 15, 2017
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 17, 2017
Congratulations Team India On Winning 4th ICC Champions Trophy.
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) June 15, 2017
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) June 15, 2017
— Cute Kamina?? (@bittu7664) June 17, 2017
— Hasna Zaroori Hai (@HasnaZarooriHai) June 17, 2017
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 17, 2017
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) June 16, 2017
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) June 16, 2017
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) June 15, 2017
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) June 15, 2017
— Koshal sisodya (@koshalsisodya) June 16, 2017
— Kiran Raza (@kiranraza_01) June 14, 2017
— Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) June 16, 2017
— Piyush Tambe (@piyushjagdishta) June 15, 2017
— simran kaur (@simran_Gulabo) June 15, 2017
— R E B E L (@GadhviLaxman) June 15, 2017
— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) June 15, 2017
— Prem Garg (@premgargd) June 15, 2017