Even the International Cricket Council (ICC), used the person’s dejected look, turning his face away from the action at the ground, as a GIF to depict the grim picture during the match.
How long before the guy with the hands on his hips is a GIF? Next time my horse doesn’t see daylight or is three-wide from barrier 4 i want to use his disappointed look in my tweets!!@Racing @Punters #AUSvPAK #ICCWC2019 pic.twitter.com/RZxPo3WoAD
— Adam McGrath (@AdamMcGrath89) June 12, 2019
— ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2019
There were many other memes which flooded Twitter as fans brought to the fore a familiar picture where Pakistan come so close to winning but, more often than not, stumble at the final hurdle.
Pacer Mohammed Amir returned with career-best figures of 5/30 to bowl out Australia for 307 in 49 overs, with David Warner (107) starring with a hundred while skipper Aaron Finch scored 82.
Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Pakistan were in the hunt till the end with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (40) and Wahab Riaz (45) sharing a 64-run eighth wicket partnership. But Mitchell Starc got Wahab out and it was downhill from there on as Pakistan lost by 41 runs.
Earlier, Pakistan were 136/2 at one stage but then lost three wickets for just 11 runs. On the field, they were poor, to say the least, as they dropped sitters.
Pakistan will take on arch-rivals India in a crunch tie on Sunday, and fans would hope they can get their house in order then.