Social media has taken the world by storm. People prefer to interact and connect via platforms, and an environment is created out of current trends.
One such trend is making memes. Memes help the users to draw analogies and create hilarious situations.
Photos of a Pakistani cricket fan Muhammad Sarim Akhtar has been used countless times in memes. The snap was taken during Pakistan’s clash with Australia during a 50th World Cup 2019 match at Taunton.
Australia emerged victorious and one of the reasons for that Men in Green’s Failure was poor fieldwork. Sarim was especially disappointed when Asif Ali dropped an absolute babysitter for the second time in a day.
Asif was busy with the third man then David warns hits the ball in the air just for Ali to make a fool of it.
The cameraman captured Sarim’s expressions and since then his sentiments have been used to echo the thoughts of millions through a meme.
Sarim talked about this and revealed that he received countless calls and messages after his face leaked online.
‘After my name was leaked, I got thousands of friend requests on Facebook and my phone rang through the night. It far exceeded the cricket space, especially in countries like Uganda, Botswana, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is recognizable because it fits into any situation involving an unpopular decision. ” Sarim tells VICE India.
Sarim further added that a person in Europe even asked him if he could use the former’s image on his credit card because it would discourage him from spending money so often.
“One person in Europe asked me if he could use my face on his credit card so that my disappointed expression would prevent him from using his card too often,” Sarim concluded.
After the incident, Sarim was also offered to be part of Coca-Cola Campaign with his cricket idol Wasim Akram.