As the sun set on the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the clash between India and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match not only produced thrilling cricket but also gave birth to a plethora of memes that had fans in splits.
Dunith Wellalage destroys Indian batting
India won the toss and chose to bat, but their innings was a rollercoaster ride. Rohit Sharma‘s brilliant 53 off 48 balls, featuring 7 fours and 2 sixes, was a standout performance. However, the Indian team was eventually bowled out for 213 runs in 49.1 overs.
Shubman Gill (19), Virat Kohli (3), Ishan Kishan (33), KL Rahul (39), and Axar Patel (26) made noteworthy contributions. The Sri Lankan bowlers, led by Dunith Wellalage performed exceptionally well. Wellalage destroyed the Indian top order and ended up bagging a sensational five-wicket haul (5/40). Similarly, Charith Asalanka (4/18) also turned the heat with spectacular support.
Indian bowlers keep Sri Lanka batters at bay
Sri Lanka faced a paltry target of 214 runs but their top-order batters couldn’t convert their starts into substantial scores. Dhananjaya de Silva top-scored for Sri Lanka with 41 runs off 66 balls. Wellalage, who shined with the ball, played a crucial knock, scoring 42 runs off 46 balls, including 3 fours and 1 six.
However, Sri Lanka were eventually bowled out for 172 runs in 41.3 overs, falling short by 41 runs. Kuldeep Yadav impressed again with his splendid bowling. The left-arm chinaman bagged 4 wickets for 43 runs in 9.3 overs.
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Memes take centre stage
While the cricketing action on the field unfolded, an equally fierce battle was raging in the digital world. Memes inspired by the India versus Sri Lanka clash began flooding social media platforms. These memes captured everything from on-field dramatics to off-field antics, highlighting the wit and humor of fans.
Some memes hilariously depicted the nail-biting moments during the match, while others poked fun at players’ expressions and gestures. The memes created a light-hearted atmosphere, providing comic relief for cricket enthusiasts.
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Here are some of the funniest memes:
Team India right now pic.twitter.com/vQ04CUygD5
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 12, 2023
Pak fans celebrating India’s win today after 228 run loss yesterday 😛 #INDvPAK #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/busgg3Wpgi
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 12, 2023
Left-arm spinner: ☠️
Budding left-arm spinner: ⚰️
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 12, 2023
Sri lanka Pakistan Ko Asia Cup Se Bahar Nikale wala tha
Then Team India :- pic.twitter.com/LCsYhsyh12
— जेंटल मैन (@gentleman07_) September 12, 2023
Wellalage ke samne pic.twitter.com/vx1r7FCZxB
— Raja Babu (@GaurangBhardwa1) September 12, 2023
Mass transformation from #RohitSharma𓃵 10k in ODIs 🙌 pic.twitter.com/BPc6tt15re
— Kushagra (@4kushagra5) September 12, 2023
Ye bhedbhav kyo 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/sWLP01cxv9
— Pulkit (@PulkitK107) September 13, 2023
A Thread🧵 on #INDvSL match memes
Kuldeep yadav supermacy pic.twitter.com/8N1hnSuwDu
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) September 13, 2023
Jeet gaye pic.twitter.com/2fXLQhHTXM
— Komedi Wali 🥳 (@vegetarianmee) September 12, 2023
King Kuldeep 💪👑#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/N34DVPY1DW
— Aman_Chain 🇮🇳 (@Amanprabhat9) September 12, 2023
rohit sharma 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HvSHkJsRbk
— Gagan🇮🇳 (@1no_aalsi_) September 12, 2023
Babar Azam after india’s win against Sri Lanka pic.twitter.com/IGRAhTmAjV
— Desi Bhayo (@desi_bhayo88) September 12, 2023
😄 We have a habit #INDvSL #AsiaCup2023 pic.twitter.com/VEk3afPRFL
— Rajabets 🇮🇳👑 (@smileagainraja) September 12, 2023
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli 😭😍 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/Yp7i3JY28e
— Dennis🕸 (@DenissForReal) September 12, 2023
Dunith Wellalage 🥲 pic.twitter.com/mC8PxWgTNK
— 💙 (@Alreadysad__) September 12, 2023
Opposition batsmen when they see Kuldeep Yadav’s name in India’s playing XI pic.twitter.com/s2i5uqbnsT
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 12, 2023
Cricket meme 🏏#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/6SqubFWtHp
— Byomkesh (@byomkesbakshy) September 12, 2023
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