Yesterday, Pakistan saw the biggest breaking news. Former Pakistani cricketer and current Prime Minister Imran Khan defeated Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in a ‘Twitter Poll’. And that was the ‘badi khabar’ in Pakistani media.
It all happened when the International Cricket Council (ICC) put up a poll on their Twitter profile asking cricket fans to vote for their favorite captain.
Four cricket maestros namely Pakistan’s all-rounder Imran Khan, India’s Virat Kohli, South Africa’s AB de Villiers, and Australia’s Meg Lanning, were put up against each other given their increasing average once they took charge of the team.
Captaincy proved a blessing for some extraordinary cricketers 🧢🏏
Their averages improved as leaders 📈
You decide which of these ‘pacesetters’ were the best among these geniuses! pic.twitter.com/yWEp4WgMun
— ICC (@ICC) January 12, 2021
And like always, the Twitter poll also became a ‘jung ka maidan’ with Indians and Pakistanis moving mountains to make their captain win. Hours later, the results were out with Imran Khan defeating Virat Kohli with 47.3% votes against his 46.2% votes.
The results are out!
You've decided the best ‘pacesetter’ ✨
The indomitable Imran Khan has emerged as the highest-rated captain, beating Virat Kohli, Meg Lanning, and AB de Villiers in the poll 🙌 pic.twitter.com/HAX4piHmeB
— ICC (@ICC) January 13, 2021
And this arduous win of the former Pakistani cricketer made it to the breaking news segment of Pakistani news channels.
According to News18, the channel also called upon veteran Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir to speak on the ICC poll and the victory of the former Pakistani cricketer. It came to light when one of Pakistan’s prominent journalists shared the video of the segment on her Twitter account.
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) January 13, 2021
And soon, Tweeple trolled news channels for dedicating an entire news segment on this news. Take a look:
Abe twitter poll jitne ki itni khushi mna rhe ho 😳😭😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mEtfS3EHFz
— Sarcastic Chokro 👉😎👈 (@sarcasticchokro) January 13, 2021
Hello endians Baap Baap hota hy pic.twitter.com/O4UDEogqvl
— Adv Abdul Majeed Mahar (@MajeedMahar4) January 13, 2021
They are celebrating a twitter poll victory 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Abhijeet (@abhijeet2510) January 13, 2021
Nacho 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/UpRhAejIZO
— Shantanu Gupta 🇮🇳 (@shantanu2511) January 13, 2021
Sharam karo yaar pic.twitter.com/4wZqhXkDpk
— Siddharth Jain 💕 (@dhadhkan13) January 13, 2021
Scenes in neighbour country after winning Twitter poll😎 pic.twitter.com/g8nZuCoi2z
— manali💕 (@Makuna_Hatata01) January 13, 2021
— ℌ𝔞𝔰𝔥𝔦𝔯𝔞𝔪𝔞 𝔖𝔢𝔫𝔧𝔲🍥 (@siddiboy21) January 13, 2021
— NightVoyagers (@NightVoyagers) January 13, 2021
WTF 😂😂 This is unbelievable. Pakistani media made it a breaking news and discussing it with the guest. https://t.co/gJBtVKN3A4
— KL Tanishq (@boom_raaah) January 13, 2021
Netizens sure had a field day with this breaking news.