It has been more than 2 years and 4 months since Pakistan’s loss to India in the 2019 ODI World Cup, but it seems as it is a matter of just yesterday, courtesy the continuous media coverage and the involvement of fans to keep the history alive. To the unversed, Team India had defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in the 2019 World Cup match between the sides. Batting first, India posted a mammoth total of 336/5 riding on Rohit Sharma’s 140, and limited Pakistan to 212/6 in the revised 40 overs.
While it is an open secret that an India vs Pakistan game carries a lot of emotions, the fact that the losing team has to go through a lot isn’t hidden as well. However, thankfully for India, the Men in Blue have won the majority of the contests against their arch-rivals and when only the World Cup stats are taken into account, India enjoy a sheer dominance over their neighbour.
Given that losing to India is something a Pakistani fan cannot even imagine in his wildest dream, the loss of the Green Brigade to Virat Kohli and company two years back didn’t go down well with them. Soon after Pakistan’s heartwrenching loss to India, a dejected Pakistani fan had lashed out at the players of his national side outside the stadium while speaking to media. He even claimed that the players of the national team had pizza and bergers in their meal on the eve of the game.
“I just came to know that the Pakistani players were having pizza and burgers last night. The Pakistani players should go for wrestling instead of cricket. Look at their fitness. We had so many hopes pinned on them and they were having pizza and burgers,” the fan had said in a video that went viral in no time. It is worth noting this was the video which had given rise to the famous funny dialogue “Maaro mujhe maaro” which the fan had said on camera while expressing himself out.
— Ibrahim Tariq Shafi (@IbrahimTShafi) June 16, 2019
The video getting viral on social media also subjected the Pakistan cricket team players to further criticism on the allegations of having such meals which should not be taken by athletes, especially on the eve of such a big performance.