Even as India were inching towards massive innings win over South Africa in the second Test at Pune, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to test trigger-happy fans by playing a practical joke. And it worked. But at the cost of India head coach Ravi Shastri.
Shastri, who was with the Indian Team at Pune, became a victim of social media trolls, courtesy that social media post. In the image, Shastri looked to be stretching his arms during a practice session ahead of the fourth day's play. And the teasing caption read, "caption this," s if they already knew what will come.
Caption this ðÂ¤Â pic.twitter.com/prtM6jrnXA— ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2019
The tweet soon became a meme fest as people photoshopped the image besides posting jokes on Shastri. Some even morphed the image to make it look like a scene from the famous film ''Titanic'', replacing Shastri with ''Jack'' -- the lead character of the film played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
When Ravi Shastri drinks Jack Daniel's he becomes Jack of Titanic. pic.twitter.com/kawayeVXJH— ΓIGHTSTEΓ (@TheRightster) October 13, 2019
"Aaj Sunday Hai Toh Daru Peene Ka Din Hai (It''s Sunday, a day to drink)," a user retweeted the post after editing the image, showing Shastri carrying a bottle of booze on one hand and snacks on the other.
Aaj Sunday Hai Toh Daru Peene Ka Din Hai ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/eurH48QPhJ— Dr Khushboo ðÂ¤ (@khushikadri) October 13, 2019
Another user morphed the image in a similar fashion and said: "Ek haath mai Chakhna ek mai Daru, Aaj sara din mai pii ke guzaru (Alcohol on one hand and snacks on the other, I will spend the entire day drinking)."
Ek haath mai Chakhna ek mai Daru— ðÂÂ®ðÂÂ³ sir-kid (@ooobhaishab) October 13, 2019
Aaj sara din mai pii ke guzaru pic.twitter.com/HCe90cOX93
Like it or not, the Indian cricket team and the support staff will celebrate the win. And it's Sunday.