Hours before the World Cup clash between India and New Zealand was scheduled to start, the fans on social media were joking that rain would be the winner. And for the time being, it looks like they were spot on. The weather forecast for today was not promising anyway but a dry spell for a while in the morning had raised hopes.
However, it started raining just before the toss and it to be delayed. The umpires finally inspected the field almost two hours later but did not find the conditions suitable for the game. The current condition is not promising either and it is just a matter of time before the umpires call off the game. If that happens, it will be the fourth game to be washed out in the ongoing edition.
The highest number of games to be washed out in a single edition of the World Cup was two. And with the forecast for the upcoming days not very promising either, one can see more games being washed out.
Bad news raining heavily in Nottingham.. No cricket 🏏 pic.twitter.com/6PdUWVIIlF
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 13, 2019
Both the teams, meanwhile, will walk away with one point each if the rain does not stop. The washed-out game will mean both India and New Zealand will remain undefeated in the tournament. New Zealand have won both of their opening two games thus far while India have also won their first two games. With both the teams in good form at the moment, the fans were looking forward to a cracker of a contest.
However, the rains have dashed their fans and the fans were quick to vent their frustration. Here are some of the reactions:
Hey ICC forget this cricket and all that, this English weather is perfect for bhajias and chai, create a master chef like competition between the teams, the team with the best rain snack wins the World Cup 🤘🏼#INDvNZ
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) June 13, 2019
— Arun Kaundinya (@arun_kaundinya) June 13, 2019
— Porkistan (@Red__vampire) June 13, 2019
#INDvNZ @England called themselves most developed country in the world. @England @englandcricket they called cricket is their national sport. Yet can't cover their ground in the rain during one of the biggest cricket tournament.
pic 1: taken today
Pic 2: past test game in india pic.twitter.com/Ohs5YIpNhk
— sudhir (@7nvincible) June 13, 2019
— Varunpreet (@whiskeypreet) June 13, 2019
Rain Rain Go Away Come Again Another Day. ☹️
— Suresh Kannan (@Suresh_Officl) June 13, 2019
— 🇮🇳 sir-kid (@ooobhaishab) June 13, 2019
— Lord Voldemort (@Smart_Ladka) June 13, 2019
— Misha (@ChawleinNaMaro) June 13, 2019
— Nikhil Verma (@nikhil_verma94) June 13, 2019
— rahul roy (@Rahulryofficial) June 13, 2019