It’s that time of the year again!
After months of waiting and repeated postponing, the cricket festival is BACK!
The Indian Premier League has finally returned to… well, not India, this time… but to OUR TELEVISION SCREENS! (how excited are we!?)
Due to the on-going pandemic, the IPL is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. No crowd will be allowed at UAE stadiums initially. From the midway point, limited number of fans may be allowed at stadiums, subject to approval from the UAE government.
Even though it is being hosted outside the country, the excitement is just the same. With matches exuding the same nail-biting intensity and intense jaw-dropping moments, the IPL has managed to retain its aura.
Also, when we talk about jaw-dropping moments, we cannot proceed further without showing some appreciation for this man!
Nicholas Pooran Everybody!
Since the first match itself, the fans have flooded social media with some funny memes and reactions. I mean, isn’t this what makes IPL all the more exciting?
The meme-fest has been continuing even before the tournament started. Right from the news of UAE hosting the 2020 edition of the game, to Dream 11 winning the bid to sponsor the event, our eyes have been blessed with some hilarious memes!
Virat is strong yaar… Yeh koi baat hua?
They keep a place for CSK every year in the playoffs!
He is just impossible!
RCB is playing well this year, yaar!
Meanwhile, Nagpur Police came up with yet another hilarious and innovative way to spread a social message…
Need some kadak chai asap!
However, as the 13th edition of the tournament kicked off with defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the fans watching through their home-screen witnessed something awkward.
With no fans in the stadium, IPL have tried to compensate and recreate the enthusiasm of the fans through fake crowd noise.
Although some applauded the fake crowd noise, the decision did not go well with some viewers of the game leaving Indians divided. Let’s have a look at some of the reactions:
People watched FRIENDS with a fake laugh and complaining about fake crowd voice in IPL— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) September 19, 2020
With the cricket season still going on, it’s yet to bring in more joy and excitement. Meanwhile the netizens will keep us happy and at peace with their genius memes!
Be it anything – news, sports, entertainment or marketing – millennials have one go-to thing: MEMES!
Other than bringing a bundle of laughs, memes also can make your online presence shine!
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Article written by Krishanu Sanyal