World Cup 2019: A wedding in Srinagar sees a TV enter the tent before the groom as India clashes with Pakistan
Until rain stopped the play, India were 305/4 in 46.4 overs as Rohit Sharma smacked a 140.
Published - Jun 16, 2019 12:55 pm | Updated - Mar 13, 2020 8:01 pm
The India and Pakistan clash and that too in a World Cup tournament take precedence over everything for cricket fans all over the world. The arch-rivals have faced each other six times in the mega ICC event and India has been the winner in all the six matches so far. However, Pakistan will be looking forward to getting one back as the two teams clash in Manchester in the ICC World Cup 2019.
India is coming into this match with victories over South Africa and Australia, while their match with New Zealand was washed out on June 13. Meanwhile Pakistan, on the other hand, has won just one game, against hosts and have lost to the West Indies and Australia, while their match against Bangladesh was rained out. The last time these two teams met in a World Cup match in England was in 1999 and India defeated Pakistan by 47 runs thanks to a fifer from Venkatesh Prasad.
The craziness for the game of cricket is amazingly high in both India and Pakistan and this match is being watched by over one billion people all over the globe. This craziness was seen in the Kashmir valley as well, as one Reddit user posted a picture of a wedding in Srinagar, where a TV is installed in the tents for the guests present in order to enjoy the match fully. The caption reads, “A wedding ceremony in Srinagar, Kashmir ensures TV enters the tent before the groom does.”
Rains in England have hampered many matches in this tournament so far and it even poured in Manchester on the eve of the match, but the gods smiled finally and the toss happened at the right time. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first in order to take advantage of the overcast conditions. However, it was Indian openers who took the game by its horns and added 136 runs in just 24 overs.
While Rahul fell for 57 runs, Rohit Sharma went on to score his second century in this tournament and his 24th in ODI cricket and fell for 140 runs with India at 234 in 39th over.