As Team India secured their eighth Asian title by defeating Sri Lanka in a thrilling Asia Cup final on Sunday, social media erupted with a flurry of memes celebrating India's victory.
India's dominant performance in the match, particularly Mohammed Siraj's outstanding spell of 6/21, left Sri Lanka in shambles, with their innings ending at a mere 50 runs in just 15.2 overs. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the 'Men in Blue' delivered a stellar performance.
The Sri Lankan batting lineup faced a nightmare as they struggled to cope with India's formidable bowlers. Pathum Nissanka could only manage 2 runs off 4 balls, Kusal Perera departed without scoring a run, and Kusal Mendis top-scored with 17 runs off 34 balls.
The collapse of the Sri Lankan batting order resulted in a dismal total of 50 runs. Mohammed Siraj emerged as the hero for India, claiming an impressive 6 wickets for a mere 21 runs in his 7 overs, while Jasprit Bumrah contributed with 1 wicket for 23 runs in 5 overs. Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav also made valuable contributions by taking crucial wickets.
Amidst the cricket action, social media users were quick to seize the opportunity to express their jubilation through humor and satire.
For instance, Kurl-On posted the phrase "Shorter than my afternoon nap" on its Twitter account.
Zomato, on the other hand, humorously commented on a meal order with unique cooking instructions, "sorry but India was cooking too much for us to follow this."
sorry but India was cooking too much for us to follow this ?? pic.twitter.com/7crQ4VgA3V— zomato (@zomato) September 17, 2023
The renowned Indian seamer Mohammed Siraj was also praised by Blinkit for his remarkable performance, saying "dear siraj, getting the job done under 10 minutes toh hamaara kaam hai."
Several further funny responses from people on social media:
dear siraj, getting the job done under 10 minutes toh hamaara kaam hai ?— Blinkit (@letsblinkit) September 17, 2023
Siraj miyan to Srilanka pic.twitter.com/xv8K3xsR2k— Divakar Sharma (@bOYBhaYankar) September 17, 2023
If Lanka lagana had a face pic.twitter.com/20k9BJDH8x— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) September 17, 2023
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, expressed his respect for the team's extraordinary effort after the game. Rohit singled out Siraj for special recognition, recognising the important contribution he had played in the team's triumph.
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