Cricket fans have no chill, now is the time for their festive occasion as the World Cup is just around the corner. After the Pakistan team’s warm welcome on 28 September, social media flooded with countless Memes, now during their Warm-up match against New Zealand in Hyderabad, everyone shifted to Shreyas Iyer.
Indian umpire Akshay Totre has umpired in several IPL, T20, and first-class matches, but fans go crazy over his resemblance to Shreyas Iyer during the 29 September, Warm-up Match in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad where Pakistan won the toss and chose bat first against New Zealand.
The Pakistan team is a security concern for India, as both countries hardly agree to play in each other’s countries. However, PCB has agreed to play here, so the warm-up match between Pakistan and New Zealand is being played behind closed doors. Die-hard cricket fans are still enjoying the match on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
Umpire Who looks like Shreyas Iyer
Some fans spotted Akshay Totre adapting the look of a young and talented Indian batter Shreyas Iyer. Some call him the mix of journalist Shiv Aroor and Shreyas Iyer. Popular Cricket fan page Muffaddal Vohra posted the pic and reactions are funnier than you think. ‘Real ID Se Aao’ Meme trend goes here as ‘Shreyas Bhai Real ID Se Aao’.
Who is Akshay Totre?
As per the record of ESPN Cricinfo, Askhay Totre hails from Madhya Pradesh and was born on 21 November 1986. Akshay has done umpiring for 22 first-class matches, 30 List A, and 35 T20s. He looks quite different from Shreyas Iyer, it might be his beard and mustache style that makes him look like Shreyas Iyer.
Akshay made his World Cup Warm-up match debut on 29 September 2023. Pakistan is in a strong position with the help of Captain Babar Azam (80), wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan (99*), and Saud Shakeel (27*). They are at 234/3 in 39.4 overs as of 5:36 PM.
The World Cup 2023 will be started on the 5th of October and the first match will be played between England and New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.