After a rather one-sided contest on Sunday, the second ODI between India and West Indies has already seen a lot of drama. Be it the tactics, the performance or antics, a lot of things with respect to the ongoing game has already started to trend on social media. Despite the game still going on, there have already been several meme-worthy moments.
First things first, although everyone was expecting KL Rahul to open the innings, it was Rishabh Pant who walked in to bat with Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. This managed to shock one and all. However, this experiment failed as the keeper-batter was dismissed for 18.
He took 34 balls to score 18, and didn't really look comfortable during his brief stay. Thus, Pant looked disappointed while walking back to the dressing room. However, a few overs later, the cameras managed to catch him once again.
In an absolutely hilarious sight, Pant was seen lying down on the ground. As a matter of fact, he was seen resting across the boundary cushion. He was chatting with the team physio Nitin Patel and Deepak Chahar.
Thus, fans were quick to react, and instantly started making memes about Pant lying down. Several fans pointed out that he was trying to copy Yuzvendra Chahal's iconic meme template. A few fans drew parallels between that meme pose and this one. A user hilariously claimed that every masterpiece has its cheap copy.
Rishabh pant again spotted on camera pic.twitter.com/zXvjPLEwxL— Cricket Gamee (@cricketgamee62) February 9, 2022
Rishabh pant copying yuzi's pose pic.twitter.com/TtjAdkbZ5u— Cricket Gamee (@cricketgamee62) February 9, 2022
Aag lage basti mein, Pant bhaiya apni masti mein 😂 pic.twitter.com/8ypxNb8aAk— Sports Hustle (@SportsHustle3) February 9, 2022
In the meanwhile, the Men in Blue had lost their top-order rather cheaply. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav came together to put on a 91-run partnership before the vice-captain was run out for 49. However, the Mumbai batter did go on to score a half-century. He looked solid during his innings, and was batting confidently. India scored 237-9 in their 50 overs.