ICC‘s marquee event over the past 4 weeks Down Under has been an absolute thriller that has seen epic battles between top teams from around the world. From defending champions Australia failing to qualify for the semi-finals to Pakistan making a shock entry into the knockouts on the final day of the Super 12 stage, the tournament has providing edge of the seat entertainment and still providing surprises.
When the Dutch achieved a miraculous victory over South Africa, it paved the way for Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals, even after their shock defeat to minnows Zimbabwe earlier in the tournament. Pakistan beat Bangladesh in their last group match to finish second behind India in the group.
With the semi-final schedule now confirmed, Pakistan now face New Zealand in the first semi-final on November 9 in Sydney, while India face England in the second semi-final on November 10 in Adelaide. And that essentially opens up a possibility of a blockbuster India vs Pakistan final in Melbourne on November 13.
If India and Pakistan win their semi-finals against England and New Zealand respectively, the arch-rivals will clash for the T20 World Cup title next Sunday at one of the world’s most iconic venues. Both teams have won the title once in the past. India won the first edition in 2007, while Pakistan won the very next edition in 2009.
This possibility of an India vs Pakistan final took social media by storm on Sunday after Pakistan’s surprise qualification for the knockouts. From memes to fans salivating over the chances of another epic India-Pakistan battle, the fans have started visualizing another chapter being added to this epic rivalry.
Here’s a look at some reactions on Twitter about the possibility of another clash between India and Pakistan, and that too in the final of a World Cup:
People manifesting Ind vs Pak final. In the meantime I have: https://t.co/R8ogWoCbKF
— AnuragKetchup (@anuragketchup) 1667711214000
in Pakistan semi-final. अधिया खेल है भायी क्रिकेट्ट क्य लगत है IND vs PAK फिनिल??माने फिर ब🥀पेम्बपींत
— Saurabh Tripathi (@Saurabh_LT) 1667719977000
Pak will be hard to beat if they manage to qualify for semis after effectively being kicked out three times in the… https://t.co/pJGGYcEKpe
— Arjun* (@mxtaverse) 1667710913000
Prediction -Semi final -IND VS ENG = IndiaPak VS NZ = NZ Final – IND vs NZBut India Pakistan hoga final toh zyada maza aayega….
— Yogesh Rokde (@yogirokde) 1667734393000
People are worried about Will it be ind vs pak or ind vs nz finle while I’m worried about England in semi. https://t.co/zCT6uW8exG
— I’m Jay (@Jayyyyy699) 1667712218000
All Pakistan at the moment after he had little chance for India vs Pakistan Final match#upset Ind vs Pak… https://t.co/ENvs3WLwVh
— Halla bol (@halla_bol20) 1667705883000
Big upset for innings!It’s totally miracle for Pakistan but we can see Ind vs Pak Final.#SAvsNED #T20WorldCup https://t.co/83N03F7hRS
— PrAtik PoddAr 🇮🇳 (@PrAtikPoddAr86) 1667705200000
India and Pakistan had earlier faced each other in the tournament in this edition on October 23 in Melbourne, which turned out to be one of the best T20 encounters of all time, with India beating the arch-rivals largely thanks to a Virat Kohli special.