Yesterday was a testing time for both the nations. Be it India or Pakistan.
As the Pakistan Cricket team emerged victorious over defending champions India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, elsewhere in London the Indian Men’s Hockey team completed a hat trick of wins after a stellar performance over Pakistan yesterday.
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) June 18, 2017
While it is an understatement to say that most talked about cricket more and probably weren’t entirely aware of the World Hockey League semi-finals happening almost simultaneously, the unforeseen twist of events sent people on a congratulatory, supportive as well as a ‘change of sports preference’ modes:
— NDTV (@ndtv) June 18, 2017
Here’s a roundup on some of the tweets and memes that surfaced on the social media sphere:
— Vineet Tiwari (@vtiwariofficial) June 18, 2017
— Sandeep | ಸಂದೀಪ್ (@beingsandip) June 19, 2017
The sudden realisation of having a sport other than cricket
— Ꮰ Ꮧ Ꭹ (@JayGooner_) June 18, 2017
— Princy Srivastava (@PrashansaSriva2) June 19, 2017
Celebrities weren’t any far behind
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 18, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 18, 2017
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) June 18, 2017
How to channel your anger into something constructive
— Kamaljii (@kamaljii) June 18, 2017
The people who found the glass half full
— Abhishekds (@Abhishekds94) June 18, 2017
And a surge in hailing Hockey as the national sport
Who cares about cricket?
Hockey is our national game❤️❤️😂
— Republic Of India (@RepubIicofIndia) June 18, 2017
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 18, 2017
A ‘Chak de’ moment
— Gautambir (@Gautambir) June 18, 2017
And like they say, you win some and then you lose some. But the true spirit of sport must never die and one should always be in support of our players, be it victory or failure.