The rivalry between between India and Pakistan reflected on Sunday triggering a social media frenzy, with ‘#IndvsPak’ one of top trending hashtags on Twitter, third in worldwide trends and second in India.
With several former cricketers from around the world taking to the social media platform, even Bollywood never let itself fall behind. India made 300 after winning the toss and opting for batting. Pakistan has to follow the high target set by Indians now.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra and Australian pacer Glenn McGrath tweeted saying that India had made a good start and expected the defending champions to score more than 300 runs in the World Cup, the average currently in the last three matches held in the World Cup.
“So far in this World Cup, (the) team batting first has scored in excess of 330… fourth team is on course for that,” Chopra tweeted. “India looking good to set target well over 300,” McGrath posted.
Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan was among the first to go online to congratulate Virat Kohli for hitting a century.
“Wellll donee @imVkohli!!!#BleedBlue,” she tweeted. “Sitting here we’re under so much pressure!! I can only imagine what tremendous pressure these boys must be under!!! #BleedBlue.”
Not far behind, Bangalore cricket spinner Anil Kumble tweeted: “Ideally double the score from this stage. It’s pretty doable these days. Great platform built by @SDhawan25.”
Australian pacer Brett Lee, who is on commentary duty for the India-Pakistan clash, shared a picture of the crowd at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
“Morning followers. Off to Adelaide for the massive game between India and Pakistan,” tweeted legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne.
— Jackky Bhagnani (@jackkybhagnani) February 15, 2015
India could have got 20 more, but 300 is still a good score in a tense match. Over to you, bowlers. #IndvsPak
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) February 15, 2015
Pak has never successful chased 300+ in world cup ever #IndvsPak .
— Sanjay Singh (@sanjaysingh1814) February 15, 2015
— Nadir Anjum | نادر (@MaNiNdigo) February 15, 2015
— Vivek Girotra (@vivekgirotra) February 15, 2015
— Rakesh Sarangi (@rrrrrrrocky) February 15, 2015
— Chennai Rhinos (@chennairhino) February 15, 2015
"#IndvsPak" shows up as trending topic world wide at rank 1
— TrendieWW – Trends (@TrendieWW) February 15, 2015
— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) February 15, 2015