Don’t know what it is about England that attracts ICC so much but one has to assume it is something strong.
Because we were not even over the nightmare of the ODI World Cup, and ICC organised the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton, knowing fully well that it will rain most probably. It’s June, for God’s sake.
Update from Southampton 🌧️— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2021
The toss has been delayed and there will be no play in the opening session. #WTC21 Final | #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/9IAnIc56jQ
Anyway, a little play did happen on day 1, but it wasn’t enough to quench our thirst for some high-quality cricket. Here are people complaining about it on Twitter.
The world map that ICC refers to, before selecting a venue for an important event pic.twitter.com/2JIoIxWSPe— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 18, 2021
The Art /The Artist pic.twitter.com/YYQ8UlSfOW— Raja (@rajabetsint) June 18, 2021
All of us are eagerly waiting for #wtc2021 to kick off today.— Being Singh (@definitely_7not) June 17, 2021
Meanwhile rain in Southampton to everyone: pic.twitter.com/6kg7bIll5K
Rain in Southampton ….😐🤦🏻 pic.twitter.com/kFBZFnZjBa— El Niño🇮🇳 (@suppandiiii) June 18, 2021
🔺 Rain in Southampton 🔺— Nishita Sarma 💫 (@MyLoveVirat18) June 18, 2021
Every ICT fan to God right now: pic.twitter.com/dLgjfWjtYL
Indians every second asking Google about the weather in Southampton :#WTCFinal #Rain #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/jbCKWtSgDC— Gagan R 🇮🇳 (@gagangelada_r) June 18, 2021
#WTCFinal2021 #INDvsNZ #WorldTestChampionship— Be_The_Change (@ReetSooraj) June 18, 2021
Rain at Southampton Delays Toss Between India vs New Zealand WTC Final on Day 1
Cricket Fans:- pic.twitter.com/HMeTwCyqwc
Nothing just teams trying to reach Southampton #WTCFinal2021 #INDvsNZ #rain pic.twitter.com/S6PSAatw9b— Iamsarcasterr_ (@iamsarcasterr) June 18, 2021
#WTCFinal2021 #INDvNZ— Rajneesh Chaudhary (@Rajneesh1609) June 18, 2021
Fans in front of the TV waiting for the rain to stop in Southampton: pic.twitter.com/yyJYiUeO3r
Me waiting for stopping the rain in Southampton #WTCFinal pic.twitter.com/A9PfO8PUpi— Tarun Jain (@Tarunjain777) June 18, 2021
When a swing bowler sees the ☁️ in the forecast for Southampton 😊#WTCFinal #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/6aU1N7dgGq— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 18, 2021
#WTC2021— MsParacetamol (@PreetiS_1530) June 18, 2021
Spectators waiting for match to start at Southampton be like: pic.twitter.com/W4kk7eYmWQ
*Indian fans right now : #WTCFinal #WorldTestChampionship #WTCFinal2021 #ViratKohli #INDvsNZ #IndiaVsNewZealand pic.twitter.com/yyYt6f3QJF— Sridhar V Prabhu (@im_shreecastic_) June 18, 2021
I can’t stand to hear “rain is the winner” again.