On Saturday, the online food delivery platform Swiggy reported a surge in orders, with more than 250 biryanis being requested every minute. This culinary frenzy coincided with millions of people glued to their television screens to witness the intense showdown between India and Pakistan in the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup group match.
Swiggy witnessed a rate of 250 biryani orders per minute since the commencement of the match.
“One household in Chandigarh ordered 70 biryanis in one-go; it seems they were already celebrating,” said the company.
Additionally, Indians also ordered over 1 lakh cold drinks during the match.
“10,916 and 8,504 units of blue lay’s (chips) and green lay’s were ordered respectively today. Of course blue is winning here as well,” Swiggy posted on X.
The company further added, “3,509 condoms ordered, some players are playing off the pitch today”.
In the much-anticipated showdown at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India bowled out Pakistan for a mere 191, all while being cheered on by a crowd of over 100,000 enthusiastic fans. Subsequently, India secured a comfortable seven-wicket victory.
Bowling first on a slow pitch with variable bounce, India were on the backfoot as Pakistan were cruising at 155-2 with captain Babar Azam getting his fifty and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan nearing his half-century. But Azam falling to Mohammed Siraj sparked a Pakistan batting implosion as they lost eight wickets for just 36 runs in their next 13 overs, ending up at 191 in 42.5 overs. Such was the innings that no batter was able to hit a six and Nasser Hussain on air said “a collapse only Pakistan team can manufacture”.