Do you watch an India-Pakistan match seated on the same chair for the entire duration? In both countries, cricket is the only major sport, and fans are normally given an overdose of hysteria when both countries lock horns against each other in the game of cricket.
Officially the Asia Cup 2022 kicks off on August 27 with a match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. But, thousands of fans arrived for the tournament for the blockbuster clash between Pakistan and India in Dubai on Sunday. The arch-rivals clash in one of the biggest games of the tournament with an estimated global television audience of billions of people.
The online chatter and banter between India-Pakistan fans have taken the microblogging site Twitter by storm. Take a look
The Big Arrival
— Hassan kamran khattak (@Hassoo007) August 23, 2022
Black Magic does the trick
— Farhan احمد Ansari (@imfarhansari) August 23, 2022
— Faizan🇵🇰 (@M_Faizan87) August 23, 2022
Shaheen Shah Ruled Out
— Rajabets India🇮🇳👑 (@smileandraja) August 20, 2022
— Anas Sajjad (@iam_anas33) August 23, 2022
Cross Border Love
— fizaaa 💫 (@fiza_pirzada19) August 26, 2022
For the unversed, Shaheen Afridi has suffered a right knee ligament injury and has been ruled out of both the Asia Cup and the home T20 series against England. A devastating blow for Pakistan but an opportunity for the backup seamers to impress.
Checkout the Top Twitter reactions on Shaheen Afridi being ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022
Muhamamd Amir NOT Hassan Ali
— Pakistan🇵🇰zindabad (@MuhammadSaad223) August 20, 2022
Pakistani Fans to Babar Azam after the news of Shaheen Afridi. pic.twitter.com/X5xqUrxUPG
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) August 20, 2022
We go LIVE to the India camp for their reaction to the news that Shaheen Afridi will NOT be playing the Asia Cup.#AsiaCup2022
— Change of Pace (@ChangeofPace414) August 20, 2022
Shaheen Afridi ruled out of Asia cup.
Indian cricket team’s top order: pic.twitter.com/Sw5ZQ4ueFy
— Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) August 20, 2022
Indian Dressing Room
Rohit Sharma entering Indian team dressing room after Shaheen Afridi news pic.twitter.com/8CjLPnqdZK
— M Abu Bakar Farooq Tarar (@abubakarSays_) August 20, 2022
The continental event will be played in the T20 format, featuring 6 teams divided into two groups at the start. In their respective groups, the teams will be playing each other once. The top two teams from both groups will then advance to the Super 4s, where all four teams will be playing once against each other. The top two teams from the Super 4s will advance to the final that is scheduled to take place on September 11.
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