Arguably one of the most exciting sporting events in the world, the ICC World Cup has a tendency of garnering public interest like no other. The twelfth edition quadrennial event had already created a lot of buzz, even before the opening match. And, why not? The One-Day International (ODI) competition has a knack of bringing gripping contests and exciting individual duels to the fore.
This year has, so far, proved to be no different. Thirteen games into the tournament, the ongoing World Cup has already enthralled fans with some memorable moments. But, apart from cricketing action, the ICC spectacle in England & Wales has been marred with persistent rain.
The ongoing tournament has already witnessed rain having its say in four matches. As many as two games have been abandoned, one led to no result and another was concluded via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method - all because of rain. The disruptions have not only annoyed the fans, but might end up affecting the title aspirations of the participating nations.
Continuing its irritating run, rain is once again proving to be a major winner, keeping the contest between India and New Zealand at Nottingham at bay on 13th June. While the players from both sides patiently wait for the rain to subside, cricket fans took matters into their hands on the social media.June 13, 2019
It all began when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a bid to keep the fans updated with the rain situation, tweeted: "Well, the rain has got heavier and the covers are on #CWC19". In response to the BCCI's tweet, cricket fans indulged themselves into hilarious takes on the rainy situation.
Time for our 12th player to perform ð¤£pic.twitter.com/vgD5nSK58h— Happyð®ð³ (@Cricketician_) June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019
Ha ha hapic.twitter.com/2p1vmqBFzf— Jagannathprasad Panda (@Jaganna52904613) June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019
to ICC pic.twitter.com/PPWnPrluSF— Tere_Khayalon_Meinð®ð³ (@kingslayer112) June 13, 2019
Ind vs nzð¶ð¶pic.twitter.com/fVu7aHIlj1— KettavanSarathy (@sarathy_twitz) June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019