The rivalry between India and Pakistan has been an old affair and goes much beyond music and sports. While over the decades online ribbing has become a daily affair when it comes to the topic of cricket, this ribbing becomes much more than civil.
The on-field rivalry between the players is replicated online by their fans and in the last few years, this rivalry has also replicated to their respective cricket leagues.
While India has been hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) for over a decade, after much difficulty and debate Pakistan too started their own cricket league and has been churning huge amount of money in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai.
It is a known fact that most of the IPL matches have been able to pull thousands of fans from around the world to the stadiums every year, but Pakistan’s version of IPL are running seemingly “empty” stadiums during matches and it gave an opportunity to Indians to troll them with jokes and memes.
– PSL is the only league where everyone in the stadium gets to be on camera at least once.
— Uß 🇵🇰 (@_Biryanified) February 26, 2018
*Pakistani couple *
Gf: I want to spend some alone time with you
Bf: Okay PSL stadium chalte haiAdvertisement
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) February 26, 2018
*Meanwhile in Pakistan*
He : Hey I wanna kiss you, wanna touch you, wanna feel you…
She : Yaha Ni koi dekh Lega… Kisi Sunsaaan jagah Chalo…
*Both went to #PSL Stadium*
— The हराME Vaibhav (@thmvaibhav) February 26, 2018
This didn’t end there and soon Indian fans were ribbing at things beyond the game and into poking fun at the stadiums to the PSL trophy and even the cheerleaders.
**Students making noise in class**
Teachers In Other countries : Pin drop silence.
Teachers in Pakistan : #PSL Stadium Silence.
— Jignesh (@whatsiniid) February 26, 2018
Pic 1 : Crowd in PSL
— •Sudhanshu• (@beingsudhanshu_) February 23, 2018
Pehle aapne pakistaniyon ko dikhao bhai 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/vExGAy134G
— Aditii🎀 (@Sassy_Soul_) February 25, 2018
isse jyada log toh mumbai indians ke coach bane huye hain pic.twitter.com/r4kUiz59wn
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 24, 2018
— Freelance 007 (@James_Beyond) February 25, 2018
— Silly Point 🏏 (@FarziCricketer) February 25, 2018
Number of players auctioned during IPL Auctions is more than crowd of PSL.
— Akram 🇮🇳 (@akramismm) February 26, 2018
PSL me jitna crowd aata hai usse jyada players to IPL me unsold rah gye iss baar
— Drunk BATMAN (@Caped_Humor) February 25, 2018
— Offline🚩 (@EkAkeleSbkoPele) February 25, 2018
Cheerleaders in IPL Vs PSL pic.twitter.com/OELJoRFzyu
— sane_insane (@Aawara86) February 26, 2018
Well, look like IPL fans have fired the first shot, any response PSL fans?