Indians have zero chills – and when it comes to cricket and more importantly IPL – those chills go into a whole new dimension. And as Twitter acts as that bartender-cum-therapist, we tend to abuse it by voicing everything that goes inside our heads.
Something like this happened when Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians in a match. Inspired and awestruck by Krishnappa Gowtham’s magnificent performance of an unbeaten 33 runs from 11 balls, many took to social media to shower praise on the man – including demands to rename Jaipur to Gawtham City (no not Batman’s Gotham city) in celebration of that super knock.
If you are scratching your heads like me, here are the best Twitter reactions:
Look at us being all cool
P̴i̴n̴k̴ Gowtham's City!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 22, 2018
At least this is a saner reaction to the rename – can I get them to rename Mumbai, ‘hot-all-year-round’?
Good to know I’m not the only one thinking of Batman’s Gotham – ha ha ha
Gotham gave us Batman.
Gowtham gave us Batsman.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 22, 2018
Wait there’s one more!
Today we saw the Batsman from Gowtham City!
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) April 22, 2018
Apparently Gowtham went through the same training as Bruce Wayne
— Muneer Iqbal Mir (@muneeriqbalmir) April 22, 2018
They didn’t even wait – rename done
Welcome to Gowtham City!@RajasthanRoyals trump @MIPaltan by 3 wickets in a gripping final over.
Watch the highlights now: https://t.co/55yOP12gbJ#RRvMI #VIVOIPL #DestinationForCricket pic.twitter.com/U9B22nCted
— Hotstar US (@Hotstarusa) April 22, 2018
Sure sir why not?
At least his hashtag game is on point
— Sibin Mathew (@sibin_mathew25) April 22, 2018
One superhero who only destroys with his sixes and fours
— Shantanu Smart (@smartshantanu) April 22, 2018
This made us LOL
— Asli Imran Khan (@RealImranKhan01) April 22, 2018
Ahahaha – this!
— the 'VAIBHAV' (@kaatilana) April 22, 2018
People have way too much free time – and access to Photoshop
So what are your thoughts on the matter? Should we start renaming cities after great knocks? Who’s willing to start a petition?
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