Amidst the usual frenzy about the India versus Pakistan fixture of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday, there was something else that made social media have a field day. Pakistani bowler Imad Wasim failed to take a single wicket at Edgbaston, but he did ring a number of bells. Peculiarly, Wasim had an uncanny resemblance with – well – quite a few memories.
Since India and Pakistan do not play cricket against each other often, most Indian fans are not quite familiar with the new Pak cricketers who have replaced the last lot. Each player is remembered for something outstanding in this much-awaited spectacle between the two teams. For Imad Wasim, this ‘something outstanding’ happened off the pitch as he fell victim to ruthless Twitterati and became an internet meme soon after the match, or possibly, during the match. Because of his epic hairdo.
As soon as he was handed the ball to bowl, one could easily think that Salman Khan from Tere Naam was on the field. Or Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Or… look for yourself.
Didn’t think they loved South Indian cinema in Pakistan
Imad Wasim copying hairstyle from Thalaivar Vadivelu pic.twitter.com/FvA2z3ARzk
— The Masakadzas (@Nesenag) June 4, 2017
Only the field here is different
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) June 4, 2017
Bhai is everywhere
— Banana Leaks (@banana_leaks) June 4, 2017
Nicholas did something similar to Cage himself
— Hassan Nasir (@HassanNasir_) June 4, 2017
Cricket is not the only sport Imad loves
— Momina Bint-e Rafiq (@m0minaSays) June 4, 2017
And they keep getting weirder
— Angoor 🍇 (@ladywithflaws) June 4, 2017
Now we know whom to watch out for when Pakistan is playing.
By Aman Sahil