Bollywood star Sonu Sood joined the bandwagon to comment about the controversial World Cup final at Lord's Cricket Grounds in London on July 14 where England won by boundary count. Sood had a different approach though, instead of criticising the rules directly he decided to be sarcastic and posted a joke on his Twitter. The actor’s tweet answers to ‘What if number of boundaries would also have been equal for both the teams?’
Read the tweet here:
Netizens found this hilarious and flooded the tweet with replies. Here are some reactions:
Some fans even had a better alternative.
Some fans called the star out for picking the joke from someone else
England beat New Zealand in a nail-biting last-ball thriller to clinch their maiden World Cup title. The World Cup hosts leveled scores with the Kiwis in the last ball of the 50th over to put the match through a Super Over to decide the winner of the contest following which the match was once again tied in the last ball of the Super Over. However, England emerged as the winners of the match owing to the boundary count, with England having scored 24 boundaries in their innings against New Zealand's 16.
Chasing the 242-run target set by the Kiwis, England levelled the score initially during their innings followed by a tie in the super over that forced a boundary count-back. Ben Stokes top-scored for the hosts with an unbeaten 84-not out along with an assist from Jos Butler (59). In the Super Over, Ben Stokes once again came out to bat along with Jos Butler, setting New Zealand a 15-run target which the Kiwis managed to level their score with. However, the boundary count-back favoured the hosts as they had scored eight more boundaries than New Zealand.
Youngster Jofra Archer held his nerves while bowling the Super Over despite conceding 14 runs as a run-out off the last ball of the Super Over saw the game tied once again before the boundary count-back rule applied.
Kane Williamson was adjudged the player of the tournament for scoring 548 runs with the bat at an average of 91.33 in addition to leading the Kiwis from the front.