What a bummer! Just as fans were getting excited about the World Test Championship (WTC) final, the rain had to pour down, drowning all the excitement.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave an update and stated that there will be no play in the first session on Day 1.
The BCCI had earlier shared pictures from The Rose Bowl where it continues to drizzle. They captioned the image, “Good morning from Southampton. We are just over an hour away from the scheduled start of play but It continues to drizzle here. The match officials are on the field now. #WTC21”.
Update: Unfortunately there will be no play in the first session on Day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship final. #WTC21
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2021
Soon after the update was given, netizens took to Twitter and the meme feast began.
— Neelabh (@CricNeelabh) June 18, 2021
Any important match between India Vs Newzealand exists. #ICCWTCFinal
Rain – pic.twitter.com/ExEIe6XXWq
— Harshvardhan Agrawal (@Harsh_humour) June 18, 2021
*First session washed out due to Rain in Southampton*
— (Masked) (@HarshRo45__) June 18, 2021
— chaat (@chaatmasaala) June 18, 2021
Need someone from team India to tell rain to move somewhere else like Kedar Jadhav did in 2019 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/zrFZDwyHTk
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 18, 2021
— HEMANT SEN (@RSunnny) June 18, 2021
Leaked scenes of India and New Zealand players playing WTC Finals at Southampton.#INDvsNZ #WTCFinal2021 #WorldTestChampionship #WTC21 #WTCFinal #Southampton #RahulDravid #ICCWTCFinal pic.twitter.com/VtkGDAD6tf
— amarjeet sony (@amarjeetsony91) June 18, 2021
The game does have a reserve day on June 23 but in case of a no-result, the Test Championship will be shared.