Updated: June 21, 2021 10:53:03 am
Heavy showers ahead of India vs New Zealand World Test Championship final have dampened the spirits of the fans. As it hammers down in Southampton on Friday, cricket buffs found succour in hilarious memes on social media. Some innovative people also suggested a few out-of-the-box suggestions as to how the match can still go on.
Ahead of the high-tension match between India and New Zealand, the weather forecast said Friday will be a cloudy day with long periods of heavy rains and thunder. The local met department was spot-on as it started raining early on. As searches for ‘Weather at Southampton’ surged, it started pouring and soon #rain was a trending hashtag.
While some shared relatable memes and called rain a spoilsport, others suggested Kedar Jadhav should once again pray to rain gods, asking them to stay away from the venue. If all measures fail, fans were all for an international version of gully cricket!
Take a look at some of the funniest reactions here:
Need someone from team India to tell rain to move somewhere else like Kedar Jadhav did in 2019 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/zrFZDwyHTk
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 18, 2021
— प्रशंसा🔪 (@bhakkk_lol) June 18, 2021
People are eagerly waiting for #WTCFinal to kick off from today.
Meanwhile rain at Southampton to everyone: pic.twitter.com/jEZiCPtdH7
— Debanshi Biswas (@BiswasDebanshi) June 18, 2021
— Rohit 💥 (@sarcasterrk) June 18, 2021
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) June 18, 2021
Every one waiting for the WTC final
rain be like: pic.twitter.com/CjjftWmSCA
— Supriya (@Supriy_a_) June 18, 2021
— वि शा ल (@_iamvish) June 18, 2021
— Hemant Kumar 🎬 (@SportsCuppa) June 18, 2021
— CricBlog ✍ (@cric_blog) June 18, 2021
It has been raining since the last few days in Southampton !
Mean While Rain : pic.twitter.com/0lUsav1CGl
— Aryan (@aryn_vrm) June 18, 2021
— Ayush (@Ayush18virat) June 18, 2021
All of us are eagerly waiting for #wtc2021 to kick off today.
Meanwhile rain in Southampton to everyone: pic.twitter.com/6kg7bIll5K
— Being Singh (@definitely_7not) June 17, 2021
For the connoisseurs of the glorious game, Test cricket is the ultimate format and despite its aura, the 144-year-old history needed a facelift along with a context which the World Test Championship provided despite various bottlenecks, including the COVID-19 pandemic. India, led by Virat Kohli, finished on top of the points table, with 12 wins from six series and 520 points. New Zealand finished second with 420 points and seven Test wins in five series.