The year 2020 is already nearing the end of May and within the first five months, the world has nearly come to a standstill. Since the start of the year , the world has been served mostly with the unwelcoming news. And add to it, the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19 have made the case even worse. In most parts of the globe, people have been asked to stay at home in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
As a result, most of the activities have come to a halt. The pandemic didn’t even spare the sporting fraternity as most sporting events were postponed or cancelled until signs of improvement. In the last two months, a lot of people have taken on various Social media platforms expressing how 2020 has played a real spoiler in most of their early plans.
Islamabad United trolls Indian team, but later receives a fitting reply
In of the latest tweet made by Islamabad United, one of the franchises from the Pakistan Super League franchise (PSL), put across a similar view as to how 2020 has spoiled the cricketing plans for the year. However, the winners of the inaugural PSL edition took a subtle dig at the Indian cricket team. In their tweet, the franchise referred back to how a no-ball Jasprit Bumrah in the Champions Trophy Final 2017 spoiled India’s party and helped Pakistan lift the trophy. The no-ball gave life to Fakhar Zaman who then went onto register a match-winning century in the CT 2017 Final.
While the franchise’ s tweet was applauded by most of the Pakistani fans, it didn’t go well among the Indian audience. One of the Indian users, Nikhil Popat, was quick to reply in a similar fashion while referring back to Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2007 loss in the Final. His tweet was reminiscent of a certain heartbreak for Pakistan when Misbah ul-Haq was caught at short fine leg while trying to paddle Joginder Sharma in the T20 WC Final in 2007.
Here’s what he tweeted:
Plans. 2020 https://t.co/8iqjxw9A5U pic.twitter.com/KFLOjmDy1E
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 25, 2020
While people from both sides might continue to bicker due to cricketing reasons, the larger picture is still the fight against Coronavirus which might not settle soon. The year 2020 will certainly test the patience and could even force a shift in events if things don’t improve anytime soon.