Updated: February 27, 2021 10:04:11 am
As cricket buffs around the country erupted after India wrapped up the Pink Ball Test of the ongoing series against England in two days, there were many fans in host city Ahmedabad who were confounded and dismayed in equal measure.
With the Motera Test going into the annals as the shortest recorded in decades, hundreds who had booked tickets for the remaining three days, turned to their social media handles to express their anger and disappointment, even demanding refunds. Even as some miffed fans sought to get their money back, many got creative online by engaging in a meme fest.
In a remarkable turn of events, 17 wickets fell in less than two sessions on the second day at the refurbished and newly-named Narendra Modi stadium as India bounced back from being shot out for 145 in their first innings to roll England over for 81 in their second and knock off the paltry 49-run target with all 10 wickets to spare.
While the fans were bowled over by India’s impressive fightback, riding on a scintillating show from spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, the outcome at Motera sparked a furious online debate on whether it bodes well for the future of Test cricket.
While many tagged BCCI and Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) to their posts, expressing concern over the early finish, others flooded BookMyShow with their queries, even asking what they should do next.
— Rahul Parmar (@ParmarRahuls) February 26, 2021
Team @bookmyshow – do you have any resolution for the #INDvENG 3,4and5 days tickets ? Are we going get refund from @BCCI ? or will be great if @JayShah will allowing to use same tickets for 4th Test match . @DHAVAL7682 if you any suggestion! pic.twitter.com/fqpmu3Sn1C
— Jiten Shah (@sj1ten) February 25, 2021
— Tarun (@kaintguy) February 25, 2021
At just 842 deliveries, it was India’s quickest Test victory in terms of balls bowled the and fans simply couldn’t have enough of it, with one of them tweeting, “Yeh toh shuru hote hi khatam ho gaya (it got over in no time)”. Others shared memes poking fun at those who booked tickets for the weekend.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 25, 2021
Test match hai ya 2D/2N Honeymoon package.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 25, 2021
Accha hua weekend pe Lonavala ka plan bana liya 😁 pic.twitter.com/aklUTTxUeb
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) February 26, 2021
people who bought a ticket
for 3rd test match
— Ankit Mishra (@OyeankitMishra) February 26, 2021
Refunds of tickets for the next 3 days will be credited to the Jan Dhan account of respective people. #INDvsENG
— D J 🎧 (@djaywalebabu) February 25, 2021
Motera test Chinese electronics
2 din hi chalte
— Dheeraj Roy 🇮🇳 (@dheerajmroy) February 25, 2021
— Dr Khushboo 👛 (@khushbookadri) February 25, 2021
Jisne Bhi Is Test Match Ke 3rd, 4th & 5th Day Ki Tickets Liye Hai Uska Refund Kab Tak Aayega🤪🤣🤣#INDvsENG
— psychiatristo 👽 (@Psychiatristo4) February 25, 2021
People who purchased the tickets of day 4 and 5 of this test match pic.twitter.com/YaBG9wWCNW
— ` (@FourOverthrows) February 25, 2021
1st day 2nd day 3rd day pic.twitter.com/GbyASt3wef
— 𝗚𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘃 𝘂𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗶 (@Gaurav_upreti2) February 25, 2021
Those who bought tickets of day 3rd, 4th and 5th. pic.twitter.com/YbwM0blUWV
— Panchal Parth Navin (@Dactoristic) February 25, 2021
— The_Sarcastic_Dude (@kumaramo965) February 25, 2021
Le people who bought tickets for 3rd day of the test to Axar and Ashwin 😂 pic.twitter.com/lxPFvoAaWY
— Apoorv (@AppY20utd) February 25, 2021
— 𝒜𝓎𝓊𝓈𝒽𝒾 🧛♀️ (@Ayushi_0410) February 25, 2021
People after watching today’s match who bought tickets for 3rd and 4th Day : pic.twitter.com/i5xyJVtvwU
— Harshil Mantri (@Harshil__Mantri) February 25, 2021
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) February 25, 2021
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