Cricket, Imran Khan, India — put any two words from the three together and you have Pakistanis’ attention. And if you put all three together, then you have their attention plus a top Twitter trend.
‘Pakistan shocks India’ has been the top trend on Twitter all of Wednesday morning. Why, you ask? Because of a poll run by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on January 12, in which it asked Twitter to choose the best cricketing giant among Imran Khan, India’s Virat Kohli, South Africa’s AB de Villiers, and Australia’s Meg Lanning.
“You decide which of these ‘pacesetters’ were the best among these geniuses!” said the ICC.
With a Test average of 25.43 with the bat and 25.53 with the ball, our current prime minister won the poll by getting 47.3 per cent votes, followed closely by Kohli with 46.2pc votes.
Apparently, Kohli was leading the poll until close to midnight but Pakistanis beat Indians to it and secured a victory for Kaaptan.
Such a win could obviously not be ignored by Pakistani Twitterati and so started the celebrations which led to the trend (plus one more to congratulate IK).
So much was the joy that even some ministers and senators joined in
PTI was obviously leading the pack
Et tu, Radio Pakistan?
That’s actually factually wrong
ARY ran it as breaking news
The ‘win’ was made to appear much more consequential than it actually was
Erm, people do realise it’s just a poll, yes?
Indians were apparently having a meltdown
And of course, Abhinandan was dragged into it
We leave you with ‘We are the champions’ feels