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.
2 not out. Form increasing exponentially. #PakvsUae— Nasir Jamshed (@NasirJamshed_) March 4, 2015
There is no lack of self-deprecating humour.
What is Pakistan's strongest suit? 1. Bowling 2. Hair 3. Selfies 4. Parody Accounts . . . . 572. Fielding . . . . . 1094. Batting— karachikhatmal (@karachikhatmal) March 4, 2015
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.
Haris Sohail weak zone. pic.twitter.com/KNiXI9y4ac— Roha (@RohaNadym) March 4, 2015
Pakistan's starting trouble promoted one fan to spot this fearsome bowler in the UAE squad.
Why is Dale Steyn bowling for UAE? Oh wait....— Fatima✌️ (@h_fatima2) March 4, 2015
Then, here is a dose of the obvious.
A very tight contest between two weak Pakistani teams. #PakvUAE— Abdul Ahad Jawaid (@abdulahadjawaid) March 4, 2015
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.