Taking a hilarious dig at Pakistan’s arch-rivals, world’s youngest Noble Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai has trolled India at the star-studded opening ceremony of World Cup 2019 in London.
During the ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, a short competition called the 60-second challenge was held. One cricket legend and a celebrity represented each team that had to score as many runs as possible in the given sixty seconds.
For India, former skipper Anil Kumble and Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar took part in the game. They, however, managed to score only 19 runs, while Pakistan scored exactly the double.
Sharing her thoughts over Pakistan maintaining the seventh place with 38 runs, Malala trolled the Indian team saying that in comparison, they came in last with only 19 points.
“Pakistan, we were okay, not too bad, came number seven, but India came last,” she said, after which the audience broke into laughter.
“They tried their best and we appreciate their hard work,” Malala added.
Cricketing legends like Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee and Kevin Pietersen were among other notable participants.
Devastated by India’s defeat to New Zealand, which kicked them out of the World Cup, Captain Virat Kohli said “forty-five minutes of bad cricket put us out”, and although we’re all secretly very happy India is out of the running, we should appreciate the fitness of the Indian team captain.
How does Kohli stay so fit?
Kohli eats home cooked food, avoids junk food, likes nuts with black coffee and is keen on the protein.
When he’s on the field he likes to snack on roasted channas (chick peas) for a protein surge.
He also only drinks Evian, imported from France to stay free of any water borne diseases.
Kohli believes in substituting snacks with healthy food, like fries for wheat crackers, and carries nuts around with him so he can snack when hes hungry.
He prefers egg white omelettes, soups and salads and high protein meals like chicken and salmon. He also believes in exercising every day, without fail.
On the other hand, Pak’s cricket captain Sarfaraz loves his biryani (in moderation) and beef korma with sheer maal. And despite Sarfaraz’s love for food and Kohli’s strict regime, Sarfaraz managed four runs against New Zealand and Kohli was out at one run.