Amidst the fervor of Team India’s magnificent journey to the World Cup 2023 finals, a lighthearted exchange between the Delhi Police and Mumbai Police on social media has sparked a wave of laughter and camaraderie.
Following India’s triumph over New Zealand in the semi-finals, securing their fourth World Cup final appearance, Mohammed Shami’s stellar performance attracted attention on and off the field. Shami’s exceptional seven-wicket haul led to a comical Twitter banter between the police forces.
Delhi Police kickstarted the banter with a witty tweet, playfully jesting about Mumbai Police refraining from lodging any case against Shami for his ‘deadly attack’ on the New Zealand team. Mumbai Police swiftly joined in, replying in jest, humorously pointing out Delhi Police’s oversight regarding ‘stealing innumerable hearts’ and listing some ‘co-accused,’ while subtly acknowledging their understanding of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and applauding the public’s sense of humor.
You missed pressing charges of stealing innumerable hearts @DelhiPolice and listing a couple of co-accused too😂
P.S.: Dear citizens, both the departments know the IPC thoroughly and trust you for a great sense of humour 😊 https://t.co/TDnqHuvTZj
— मुंबई पोलीस – Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) November 15, 2023
The exchange, now viral on the internet, has garnered fierce reactions, with many lauding both forces for spreading cheer through their light-hearted banter. It reflects the amicable relations between the two police forces, showcasing their mutual respect and willingness to engage in playful exchanges.
Delving into the match that fueled this banter, Team India’s outstanding performance against New Zealand proved their mettle. Opting to bat first at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India posted a formidable total of 397 runs, backed by stellar performances from Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer.
Chasing the challenging target, New Zealand’s valiant effort, led by Daryl Mitchell’s century, fell short as they were all out for 327 runs. Despite Mitchell’s 134 runs and contributions from Williamson and Glenn Phillips, Mohammed Shami’s phenomenal seven-wicket haul sealed India’s victory by 70 runs.
The match not only propelled India to the World Cup final but also set the stage for an entertaining Twitter banter between law enforcement agencies, reminding everyone that amidst the competitive spirit, there’s always room for camaraderie and humor.