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Pakistanis get another ‘mauka’. After India’s World Cup loss, they say play ludo, not cricket

Comments on India’s performance also came from former Pakistani cricketers Inzamam ul Haq and Shoaib Akhtar. Inzamam said Team India was demoralised.

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For Pakistanis, the celebrations that began with their win against India in the T20 World Cup on 24 October aren’t stopping. In India’s second loss against the New Zealand on Sunday, they saw another mauka—of trolling the men in blue. The defeat was a feast for them that they celebrated with pulao.

 

Taking a swipe at New Zealand for pulling out of the Pakistan tour in September on grounds of security, a user said that the Kiwis were now providing bullet-proof security to Indians after they got a thrashing by Pakistan in the previous game.

 

Comments on India’s performance also came from former Pakistani cricketers Inzamam ul Haq and Shoaib Akhtar. Describing the match as the “biggest” after the clash of arch-rivals — India and Pakistan — last week, Inzamam said the Team India was “demoralised” and he was “shocked” to see how such a big team took so much pressure. Akhtar too expressed his displeasure with the “disappointing” performance of Team India.

Some Pakistanis already saw their team playing the final while India takes the flight back to India.

A Twitter account used Akhtar’s video to predict the fate of Indian team in the upcoming match against Afghanistan.

 

If that was not enough, people also listed out India’s world records in a largely one-sided match against New Zealand Sunday.

 

Another user suggested promoting indoor games like Ludo over cricket.

 

Alluding to Netflix’s Squid Game, some even drew parallels between the show’s characters and Team India’s attitude after losing the first two Super 12 games.

 

The conspiracy theorists were also there. A user hailed India’s 8-wicket loss as karma for trying to “damage” international cricket of another country (read Pakistan).

While Pakistan, along with England, is leading the points table in their respective groups, India’s fate now depends on the results of other teams in Group-B.

India has three group-stage matches left to play, with the next slated for 3 November against Afghanistan. However, even if India wins all its matches, it only stands a chance if New Zealand loses two games.

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