New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Did you read the news online that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to withdraw West Indies and instead clear India for the World Cup T20 finals against England? Do not jump to your feet as several stories like this trolled various social media platforms on April Fool’s Day.
Following the Indian team’s loss to West Indies in the semi-final, memes and jokes for April Fool’s Day went viral across news websites.
IBNLive news website was running a story of Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s resignation as captain after the loss. A match-fixing audio in the voice of Dhoni was also circulated among Whatsapp chat groups.
NDTV’s “Cell Guru” TV show host Rajiv Makhani played the role of prankster and fooled his own team assistants and guests.
International media houses like The Guardian and Daily Mirror came up with the list of most trending jokes round the world.
Yahoo fooled its readers with a story on grocery chain Trader Joe’s closing all its 457 locations by 2017.
Google too was not left behind. The search engine giant rolled out “send + drop the mic” feature to fool its users, only to roll it back later during the day.
Micro-blogging site Twitter too had some interesting jokes and memes throughout the day.
With the hashtag #ModiDiwas, one of the trending topics of the day, Twitter users were seen getting divided into Modi fans and critics who came up with potshots at the prime minister.