The government said in a statement that PUBG and the other banned mobile applications were engaged in activities that were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."
PUBG, being the most popular among the Indian gamers as well as the list if the banned apps, Twitter was super fast to react to the government's decision with hilarious memes and relatable desi posts. While some were shocked at the ban, most of the netizens on the micro-blogging site related to the Indian parents who might be rejoicing at the ban as they thought it "distracted" their children from studies, etc.
Here are some of the brilliant, hilarious and purely desi memes shared on Twitter:
Some memes from movie scenes such as this went viral minutes after posting. The post shows actors Amrish Puri and Farida Jalal with the subtitle. "Aakhir wh din aa hi gaya."
The former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was roped in for some hilarious memes as well. Dhoni was seen as playing such mobile games during his lockdown period, as posted by his wife Sakshi on Instagram.
‘PUBG retired before Dhoni could retire from PUBG,’ posted Twitter users and Dhoni fans,
Then, another user tweeted, "DHONI knew Pubg would be banned in India. So he flew to UAE."
DHONI knew Pubg would be banned in India. So he flew to UAE.