Airlines pilot hands out plane slip with India-South Africa game scorecard, picture goes viral

 Airlines pilot hands out plane slip with India-South Africa game scorecard, picture goes viral

India vs South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

The craze of cricket in India goes to crazy levels, especially during the World Championships. Whether it is the 20-20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, or Champions Trophy, the fans’ craze for the game is at a different level. One such instance has currently come to light due to a Twitter user.

Apparently, he shared a picture of the airline slips on which he was traveling on the day of the India-South Africa game (October 30). Notably, in the note, the pilot also handed out the scorecard of the game as it was in progress. In the slips, it is clearly visible that it was handed out when the Proteas had scored 33/3 in response to the Men In Blue’s 133/9.

Have a look at the photo here

Talking about the game, the 2007 winners decided to bat first on a spicy wicket. At the toss, skipper Rohit Sharma said  “No particular reason. It’s a good surface and we know what to expect here. It was a good prep but now it’s game time. We want to come out here and do what we have been doing. Sometimes you can get carried away or your energy is low but you have to stay calm.

However, this decision turned out to be a nightmarish one for the former champions. They lost five wickets for just 49 runs. Suryakumar Yadav (68) took India to 133/9 so that the Indian bowlers have something to cling on. They bowled well and took three wickets in the powerplay. Also, not to forget the Asian team bowled so well that the Gree Brigade could only score 40/3 before the drinks break (10 overs).

However, Virat Kohli dropping Aiden Markram’s catch at deep midwicket turned the game against the Indian team. They lost the game by five wickets and had two balls to spare. Now, they need to win against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe respectively to be absolutely sure of semifinal qualification. The game against Bangladesh will be played on November 2 in Adelaide.


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