In a lighthearted exchange on social media, Mumbai Police and Delhi Police engaged in witty banter following India’s victory in the World Cup 2023 semi-finals against New Zealand. It all began when Delhi Police tweeted, “Hope you didn’t book @MdShami11 for tonight’s assault.” Mumbai Police responded playfully, stating, “You missed pressing charges of stealing innumerable hearts @DelhiPolice and listing a couple of co-accused too,” accompanied by a laughing emoji.
The humorous interaction, shared on X and Instagram, quickly gained traction, with users praising the police departments for their quirky and entertaining tweets. The Mumbai Police emphasized that the exchange was a joke, urging citizens not to take it seriously and adding, “P.S.: Dear citizens, both the departments know the IPC thoroughly and trust you for a great sense of humour.”
The banter coincided with India’s remarkable entry into the World Cup finals, propelled by Mohammed Shami‘s outstanding performance, securing seven wickets in the semi-final match against New Zealand. Shami’s feat marked the best-ever wicket haul by an Indian bowler in the history of the 50-over World Cup. The day also saw Virat Kohli breaking the record for the most runs scored in a single World Cup edition.
As the conversation between the police departments went viral, users commended them for presenting a ‘human face’ to their profiles. The exchange served as a delightful moment for cricket enthusiasts and social media followers alike, showcasing the camaraderie between different police departments in celebrating India’s success on the cricket field.
The incident highlighted the creative use of social media by public institutions to engage with the community, offering a refreshing and entertaining perspective amid the usual serious nature of law enforcement communications. The Mumbai and Delhi Police’s good-natured banter not only celebrated India‘s cricket triumph but also showcased the lighter side of these public service entities, fostering positive interactions with the public.