India started their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign on a winning note as the Men in Blue beat South Africa by 6 wickets. Chasing 228 to win, India reached the target with six wickets in hand and 15 balls remaining. Rohit Sharma scored 122 not out off 144 deliveries and played a patient knock to guide India home. He was adjudged the Player of the Match for his unbeaten knock. Twitter has gone on an overdrive, praising Rohit for what he himself called "not a typical Rohit Sharma innings." India vs South Africa Highlights ICC World Cup 2019 Match: India Wins by Six Wickets.
Earlier, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first. But South Africa was in trouble early on as Jasprit Bumrah got the ball to move. However, it was Yuzvendra Chahal who inflicted damage on the South African line-up and broke the back of Proteas batting by picking up 4 wickets. South Africa were restricted to 227/9 in 50 overs. India didn't have a smooth chase either, as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli departed cheaply. India vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Full Scorecard.
But it was Rohit's innings, helped by KL Rahul, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya's cameo at the end that sealed the deal for the Men in Blue. Rohit's performance is being lauded on social media and Twitter.
Read the Tweets Below
— prabir sen (@prabirsen89) June 5, 2019
Indian Fans Are Dancing After the Victory
— Anil Cherukara (@Anilcherukara) June 5, 2019
Bumrah's Performance is Lauded by Fans
Boom Boom Bumrah ! Impeccable line and length and the first wicket for India in the World Cup #INDvSA
— Mahesh Maurya (@MaheshM80736253) June 5, 2019
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on India's Performance
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 5, 2019
And yes, fans didn't forget that it's Eid
— Sarthak Dogra (@SarthakDogra) June 5, 2019
Images After India's Victory
— • Saloni • 🇮🇳 (@salkulfree) June 5, 2019
Yes, GST has new full-form - Ganguly, Sehwag and Tendulkar
Love GST again. 😀❤️😀
— Rajkumar Meena (@rkmeena08) June 5, 2019
Here's the Winning Moment
Match winning moment!!
— Jebin Mathew (@Im_JEBIN) June 5, 2019
Indian Memes on South Africa
sharma ji ka ladka phir khel gaya 😂 pic.twitter.com/J7egYKDrxX
— Epic blogger (@kush_blog) June 5, 2019
Congratulations Galore to Team India
Heartiest congratulations to our #MenInBlue
Photo: BCCI pic.twitter.com/kpz7JAhEQF
— DEWASI GOVIND (@DEWASIGOVIND2) June 5, 2019
Rohit Sharma's Knock Won All Hearts
— Varun (@VVanvari) June 5, 2019
AB de Villiers Had to Feature...
— Priya.b (@priyanarayan123) June 5, 2019
The victory means that India start their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign by winning the opening encounter against South Africa. On the other side, South Africa have lost all their three matches in the World Cup so far. India next face Australia on June 9 and South Africa will play against the West Indies on June 10.