India may have beaten Pakistan in their opening encounter in the Champions Trophy competition but the team looked pedestrian against Sri Lanka in their subsequent match, suffering humiliating defeat by 7 wickets.
What was worse was how the skipper, Virat Kohli, looked out of touch with his bat and returned to dressing room without bothering the scorer. He failed to open his account.
Another stylist batsman, who faced the similar fate in the ongoing encounter was the South African captain, AB de Villiers, who too got out on zero against Pakistan.
For eagle-eyed Twitter users, it wasn’t a mere coincidence that the two of the world’s best batsmen, both captains, could open their accounts in two successive days.
They quickly discovered the eerie similarity involving both the stars. Both had their selfie taken by a Pakistani journalist, Zainab Abbas.
Zainab, who’s an anchor with Pakistan’s Duniya TV, had her selfie taken with both the stars during the tournament. She’s now become a huge Twitter and Facebook sensation.
Her caption on Kohli had said, “Had to be done.” While the caption on De Villiers said, “Told him to go easy on us tomorrow ?? AB the man! ”
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 1, 2017
Here’s how people on Facebook reacted;
Huzaifa Ishaq wrote, “Jee aap nay kohli Kay sath selfie li.thi is nay MAA BHN EK kar di thi.
Ab isky sath b la li.”
Azam Asif: How can he ignore a request made by pretty rose of our country, may be he was flattened by your charisma., anyway, another reason to love you.
@ZAbbasOfficial 'Hi Zainab, we play SA next. Can you please, please take a selfie with ABD again?' ~ with love, your fans from India.
— Nikhil (@red_devil22) June 9, 2017
— ABID ? KhAN (@IamAbidRM) June 10, 2017
— Best Videos Official (@BestVideospk) June 10, 2017
When your selfie causes ABD Villiers a golden duck but you see everyone praising Zainab Abbas. pic.twitter.com/yqWMWBpzmY
— Jonaid. (@MaiJunaid) June 10, 2017
Zainab do this magic and take a selfie with K Electric ???
— Ahmer Najeeb (@AhmerNajeeb) June 10, 2017
@imVkohli Never ever click a selfie with Paki Zainab Abbas. She's a Panauti, whoever she clicks a selfie with gets out on 0. ABD and U out 0
— Coolash (@pagalpanti01) June 10, 2017