The year 2018 has been a roller-coaster ride for team India as there were many ups and downs in the year. While the year started off on a winning note in South Africa, the mid-period was a bad one as the team had an embarrassing English summer. But now they have won the Down Under in Melbourne and shall enjoy the New Year in peace. Amidst this, the players who had been performing well on the pitch were also a hit off, on social media.
As the year comes to an end, we bring you a collection of the hit memes of the year which featured our Indian Cricketers.
#1 Ravi Shastri
It was the England series where Ravi Shastri was appointed as team India’s head coach after Anil Kumble had put down his papers, shocking many. Team India had a disastrous England summer outing as they were thrashed mercilessly by the hosts. This gave birth to many memes on social media which featured Ravi Shastri.
#2 Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Whether playing or not, former Indian captain MS Dhoni knows how to make headlines and also become a part of memes. The veteran wicket keeper-batsman’s picture of resting in the middle of the pitch was a hit on the social media. It was later followed by various memes. Here are some that will leave you in splits.
#3 Hardik Pandya
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is a hit both on and off the field. Off the pitch, he is famous for his out-of-the-box fashion sense. Earlier in the year, during the South Africa series, Hardik became the butt of all jokes after he had got himself out in a funny manner. He might have not expected so many memes coming his way.
#4 KL Rahul
The young Indian opener has been under constant scrutiny by the critics for his on and off form. The 26-year-old batsman gave away an easy opportunity to the trolls who took his case veraciously post the disastrous England series. Rahul posted a picture wearing a blue coat and the caption that read Monday blues? Meme machine could not keep calm then!
#5 Dinesh Kartik
Everyone imagined India to comfortably win in the tri-series final in Sri Lanka which featured neighbour Bangladesh. But the team gave a tough fight to the Men in Blue and while everyone thought we would lose the match as 5 runs were needed off the last ball, Dinesh Kartik did something which no one had ever imagined. Kartik smashed one off the park and helped India win the match and eventually the final. For the next few weeks, Dinesh was the meme king.