World Cup, Pakistan vs UAE: The brutally funny world of Pak fans

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 04, 2015 15:09 IST

If you thought only Indian cricket fans were unforgiving, swinging between extreme love and dejection, here are a few takes from Pakistan that will help show how their fans swing.

Pakistan racked up 339/6 against UAE, but the start wasn't the best, as has been the case in this World Cup. Opener Nasir Jamshed fell for 4 (he came in with scores of 0 and 1 in the last two matches). That opened the floodgates.

A parody Twitter account bearing the opener's name is having a great run even as the batsman is searching for a few. The humour is biting and we suspect the mangled English is deliberate.

There is no lack of self-deprecating humour.

Fans know how to laugh at themselves and their players. Here is one dug up from the grave. Haris Sohail will probably never be able to live down his trouble with a ghost in a New Zealand hotel.

Pakistan's starting trouble promoted one fan to spot this fearsome bowler in the UAE squad.

Then, here is a dose of the obvious.

Pakistan finally coming good also brought in cheer. Here is Shoaib Malik leading the cheerleading.

On a day he played well, Ahmed Shehzad's purported fascination with selfies also found a mention.

Pakistan eventually went on to win the match against UAE by 129 runs.

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