India beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Dhaka on Sunday to lift the Asia Cup for a record sixth time, marking a perfect end to their preparation for the World T20, which gets underway in India on Tuesday.
Ahead of the match, social media was abuzz after a fan’s photoshopped image of Bangladesh bowler Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of Dhoni went viral.
Dhoni and especially Indian fans had sweet revenge in the end though as the skipper smashed two towering sixes in the penultimate over to finish the game in style.
Not surprisingly, Twitter users had a lot to say about that image following India’s win.
Nothing would tease the Bangladeshis better than an update "would you like to upgrade your adobe photoshop now?"#IndvsBan— A la vile de Satara (@AdvancedMaushi) 6 March 2016
Photoshop 0 - Dhoni 1#AsiaCupT20Final— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) 6 March 2016
**IDEA**— cricBC (@cricBC) 6 March 2016
Lets photoshop MSD's decapitated head in hands of opposing team's captain before every crucial match. #AsiaCup
Bangladesh wanted to behead Dhoni. Ab behad sharminda honge. #AsiaCupT20Final— Sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) 6 March 2016
Match summary : Never MS with Dhoni.— Swagshank (@zzoker) 6 March 2016
PM Modi writes to Bangladesh Cricket team: "Photoshop by idiots got you in trouble? Same pinch"— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) 6 March 2016
Before match— Swagshank (@zzoker) 6 March 2016
Bangladesh : Dhoni ka sar
Bangladesh : Sir Dhoni 🙏#AsiaCupT20Final
Bangladeshis are expert in Photoshop is not new thing for us. Voter ID & Aadhar Card are already testimony of their skills #IndvsBan— उमर अब्दुल्लाह (@abdullah_0mar) 6 March 2016
What do you know, Dhoni doesn't need Photoshop for decapitations #AsiaCupT20Final— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 6 March 2016
When Bangladesh play India, cross-border jokes are all too common.
Bangladeshis are expert in diving only when they need to cross the border. #IndvsBan— उमर अब्दुल्लाह (@abdullah_0mar) 6 March 2016
Mahmudullah seems a cool calm and composed cricketer who can bat well. Must check his Aadhaar card and passport.#IndvsBan— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) 6 March 2016
That was such a big six that it went straight from Bangladesh to Mamata didi's house. #IndvsBan— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) 6 March 2016
Major set back for Mamata Banerjee before assembly elections #AsiaCup— cricBC (@cricBC) 6 March 2016
Tough time for Bangladeshis. First they lose finals to India and then it's Sunday night. Kal savere Kolkata ja kar rickshaw bhi chalaana hai— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) 6 March 2016
Boundary and border me badi confusion hai Bangladesh me. #AsiaCup— cricBC (@cricBC) 6 March 2016
Bangladesh fans are watching #IndvsBan at the border, jeete to theek, haare to India mei aake naach lenge.— HINDUSTAN ZINDABAD (@HaramiParindey) 6 March 2016
Good running between the wickets by Bangladeshis. Not surprising though, after all those years of crossing borders illegally.#IndvsBan— Mr. Tippler (@MrTippler) 6 March 2016
The excellent groundstaff at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium helped get the wet outfield ready for play in a relatively quick two hours. But perhaps the match would have gone better for Bangladesh if they hadn’t.
Groundsmen took 2 hours to wipe away the rain water. It will take them 2days to wipe away the tears of bangla fans from the ground #indvsban— LOLendra Singh Dhoni (@LOLendraSingh) 6 March 2016
Not sure whether its a Rain..— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) 6 March 2016
Still Bangladesh fans crying for that No ball
Rohit Sharma’s failure with the bat didn’t go unnoticed.
Rohit Sharma is one of those non reliable friends who'd ditch last moment.#IndvsBan— A la vile de Satara (@AdvancedMaushi) 6 March 2016
Suhaagrat— HINDUSTAN ZINDABAD (@HaramiParindey) 6 March 2016
Wife : Paas aao, duur kyun khade ho
Rohit Sharma : Mai body ke duur se khelta hun
Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were kept relatively quiet until the fifth over, before they cut loose with a flurry of boundaries. The home crowd went silent immediately.
I think the Bangladeshis are deliberately not trying to get Dhawan out.— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) 6 March 2016
*Teacher enters in a noisy Bangladesh classroom*— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) 6 March 2016
Teacher: Plays footage of Indians hitting 4s & 6s.
*Pin drop silence*#IndvsBan
If not Cricket, Virat Kohli should have joined the police.— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) 6 March 2016
He is good at chasing.#AsiaCupT20Final
Dhawan must have been that guy while growing up who always asks "Bhai peeche ke run hain na ?"#IndvsBan— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) 6 March 2016
Dhoni came in to bat with 22 runs still left. This time, the skipper didn’t wait for the last over.
Fuck you last over, I've had enough of your jokes - Dhoni#AsiaCupT20Final— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) 6 March 2016
However good ABDV n Maxwell may be,But a Well Calculated Run chase By MS Dhoni is Absolutely Priceless To watch.— Manish (@Slysterr) 14 March 2015
Dhoni is like that student who didn't study entire semester & in the end came out distinction. #IndvsBan— उमर अब्दुल्लाह (@abdullah_0mar) 6 March 2016
Shivratri Mubaarkh to all from Dhoni by that winning six. #IndvsBan— उमर अब्दुल्लाह (@abdullah_0mar) 6 March 2016
RT if you do this, when Dhoni hits SIX !! pic.twitter.com/TV1ghRiRmd— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) 14 October 2015
Winning runs are not winning runs if is isn't scored by MS dhoni.— Billoo (@MohitParmarr) 27 February 2016
6! MSD be like:— cricBC (@cricBC) 6 March 2016
Ab no more dekhte hain
Solid pelte hain. #AsiaCup
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will play Dhoni in a biopic on the skipper, also tweeted about the winning runs.
For a game that was shortened following heavy rains earlier in the evening, the post-match presentation ceremony was a painfully long affair.
Fuck, will this presentation ever end? They could have had a full T20 if they'd cut this shit by an hour or so#AsiaCupT20Final— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) 6 March 2016
Lords of the Rings Trilogy < Srilanka National Anthem < #AsiaCupT20Final presentation ceremony— cricBC (@cricBC) 6 March 2016
When this presentation ceremony gets over, Dhoni would have hit winning six of world cup as well.#AsiaCupT20Final— Billoo (@MohitParmarr) 6 March 2016
Come to think of it we could have played the ten overs lost in the game in less time than this ceremony is taking #AsiaCupT20Final— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 6 March 2016
This is a warm up for the IPL final presentation ceremony #AsiaCupT20Final— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 6 March 2016
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