Push-ups, salute and victory: How Twitter reacted to Pakistan beating England at Lord’s
The thrilling performances and celebrations by Pakistan will certainly go down as one of the most memorable moments at Lord's Cricket Ground, often called the 'Mecca' of cricket.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) July 17, 2016
The first Test match of Pakistan's England sojourn was quite the colourful affair. The thrilling performances, player comebacks and celebrations will certainly go down as one of the most memorable moments at Lord's Cricket Ground, often called the 'Mecca' of cricket. And cricket players and fans alike agreed that it was a match to remember.
What a memorable Test match. Pakistan fans queueing inside Lord's to buy the completed scorecards and chanting in celebration in the street — AlisonMitchell (@AlisonMitchell) July 17, 2016
— ICC (@ICC) July 17, 2016
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 17, 2016
Pakistan, I’ve always loved you. Always will. — Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) July 17, 2016
Whether it was Misbah-ul-Haq’s century or the amusing push-up and salute celebrations, Pakistan showed the cricket fraternity an all new side.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 17, 2016
If you didn't like Pakistan's celebrations then you can dial a special hotline on 1-800-FUNPOLICE https://t.co/aWCSgtOATK
— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) July 17, 2016
Misbah ul haq is the Ben Affleck of Pakistan. — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) July 17, 2016
Don't u just love the emotion that sport brings out in people, what a day. Congrats to Pakistan & what a battle at #the open absolute class
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) July 17, 2016
Congratulations to our cricket team for their win at Lords today against England and special congratulations to Misbah. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 17, 2016
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 17, 2016
Asked my 3 year old this afternoon about who's winning...she said Pakistan. Gotta buy her an ice cream tomorrow #ENGvPAK
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 17, 2016
Congratulations Misbah great victory against England in Lords Pakistan is full of talent — Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) July 17, 2016
My heart beats for Pakistan cricket. I am proud of my team at their win and I will always support them
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 17, 2016
Magnificent win under pressure by Pak. Reckon will be a series where batsmen will be under pressure because bowlers of both teams so good!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 17, 2016
Mohd Amir bowls the last man to give Pakistan a win over England at Lords: life does give you a second chance! — Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 17, 2016
And since this is Twitter, some people also decided to infuse some humour into the iconic images.
Hey US, this how you send army into foreign land & win heart & mind of people with minimum casualty; Just 11 English man. #ENGvPAK
— Big Nas (@NasirJamshed_) July 17, 2016
(We do agree though, what's the deal with press-ups!)
The victory was historic, and tangents were made to some great moments in history as well!
— HW Cricket App (@holdingwilley) July 17, 2016
A Test century at 42: Check
Push-ups to celebrate: Check
Lord's honours board: Check
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 14, 2016
We’re sure that these memories will haunt the English team when the second Test begins at Old Trafford. Naysayers like Alastair Cook might always be around to spoil the fun, but the joy and camaraderie around Pakistan’s victory truly portrays how much this win means to the team.
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