Ravi Shastri's Photoshopped Images Should Be A Lesson For ICC On Why Internet Is A Scary Place
The Indian cricket team once again showed why they are number one in the ICC Test Match Team rankings as they won the second of three Test matches to bring home the series against Faf du Plessis and the South African cricket team.
Having scored a massive total of 601 runs in the first innings, thanks to skipper Virat Kohli's seventh double ton in red ball cricket, the Indian bowling line-up completely took over. In the Proteas' first innings they dismissed the entire roster for 275 runs and somehow managed to do even better during the follow-on, removing their entire batting line up for 189 runs and easily won the match by 137 runs.
With Team India becoming the very first to reach 200 points in the World Test Championship and establishing a good lead over the rest of the participating teams, the head coach Ravi Shastri was finally enjoying some quality time doing yoga on the field ahead of Day 4. The official Twitter handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) made the mistake of asking their followers to caption this image.
Caption this 🤘 pic.twitter.com/prtM6jrnXA— ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2019
Now, Shastri is someone not a lot of Indian cricket fans think as a deserving candidate for the role of the head coach and has been trolled before.
This time as the picture shows the 57-year-old spread his arms, the pose gave way to some of the funniest memes online:
#RaviShastri#ViratKohli#INDvsSApic.twitter.com/TGvID0362T— Sniperrr_Sirvi⚔ (@im_Indra07) October 13, 2019
No Caption 🍻 😄 pic.twitter.com/Eiuu59Yd0u— Gourav (@DeshKaGourav_) October 13, 2019
pic.twitter.com/GkwLR2mxxd— Virendra Vaishnav (@VaishnavDevta) October 13, 2019
Live from Dusshera Ground 🤣 pic.twitter.com/U2dhTQwOSZ— Unemployed Marwadi 🇮🇳 (@Muaaaahrwadi) October 13, 2019
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/JpvT0MgyJ9— Kabira Speaking (@thatsharmaboy) October 13, 2019
The Indian cricket team, after winning the South Africa series 2-0 have now broken their own record for most consecutive Test series wins at home. Ahead of the series, India shared this record with Australia who have won 10 straight series on two occasions (1994-2001 and 2004-2008). Now, Virat Kohli's team is the only roster in the world to have won 11 consecutive International Test series on home turf.