It was a batting master class from Virat Kohli in the end that proved to be the difference between the two sides at the Eden Gardens.
His gusty 55 off 37 balls powered India to a six-wicket win over Pakistan on Saturday, keeping alive their chances of making it to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup after opening their campaign with a loss against New Zealand.
This was India’s 11th win in a World Cup match, the fifth in the T20 format and the remaining in ODIs.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the massive win.
Sakshi Rawat, Dhoni’s wife, was worried about her baby’s sleep.
Ppl outside my house ...honking burning fire crackers ...screaming ...u guys r gonna wake up my daughter ....— Sakshi Singh Dhoni (@SaakshiSRawat) March 19, 2016
The God of cricket also tweeted after the match.
Team India returning to the dressing room after the game, waved to me. Felt like I never left the team...#IndvsPak (2/2)— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 19, 2016
Praise for Virat Kohli, Man of the Match:
So heartening to see that the master still gets so much respect after his long career, the way Virat bowed down to Aftab was so touching.— Sri Free Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) 20 March 2016
Sometimes a senior player shepherds a youngster along. Wonderful to see Virat taking Yuvraj with him.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 19 March 2016
Damn Kohli is so efficient on his own that I think he'll marry himself.— pnkj (@AskThePankazzzz) 19 March 2016
And then there were those who wanted Sachin to play.
.@sachin_rt you're coming next please.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) 15 March 2016
Sachin cheering for Virat from the stands. The beauty of sports.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) 19 March 2016
Prime Minister Modi also tweeted his wishes to Team India
Congratulations Team India for the amazing victory. #IndvsPak— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 19 March 2016
Sania Mirza had her own reasons to be annoyed:
It's over .. Have I stopped trending yet?? 🤔😒 #somepeopleseriouslyneedtogetalife 😒— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) 19 March 2016
Of course, Twitter did not disappoint and gave us our dose of humour:
That Kohli fan guy in Pakistan is finished.— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) 19 March 2016
Earth hour to be celebrated in Pakistan now as they switch off all TVs and go to sleep.— Shreyas (@TheNaique) 19 March 2016
Wow. That Kohli-Sachin moment. A better love story than Twilight.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) 19 March 2016
Sachin & Aftab Shivdisani in the same box? What a time to be alive!— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) 19 March 2016
Chalo, at least we aren't struggling to make 50 today. #IndvsPak— Sneha Mahale (@randomcards) 19 March 2016
Will never tweet anything against Yuvraj if he scores 30 runs today. #IndvsPak— Sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) 19 March 2016
#IndvsPak— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) 19 March 2016
Pitch seems to turn. But Dhoni turns to seam.
Xi Jinping: "Awesome! All those broken TVs in Pakistan should give a boost to our TV industry" #IndvsPak— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) 19 March 2016
To conclude, I'd like to say, "Beta, tumse na ho payega."— pnkj (@AskThePankazzzz) 19 March 2016