Twitter criticizes India’s batting approach
India failed to chase down the huge total of 338 runs and taste their first defeat in the tournament against the hosts England.
England were in a must-win situation to keep their semi-finals hopes alive and put the chances of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in danger. While most Asian teams would’ve backed India, the no.1 side failed to deliver and they are still another win away from confirming semis.
Rishabh Pant made 32 on his World Cup debut. Hardik Pandya attempted for the target as he made 45 runs. MS Dhoni couldn’t finish things up for India. His 42* off 31 was not enough for India to keep their winning streak. India were restricted to 306/5.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to India’s batting approach at the death –
Good evening India 👍👍👍
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 30, 2019
The MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav partnership:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 30, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 30, 2019
— Divyanshu R Tripathi (@swadesi_) June 30, 2019
Dhoni taking singles and jogging on the pitch in 47,48,49 overs and then hitting 6 and 4 in last over to maintain his average and Strike Rate.
— Ketan 💪🇮🇳 (@KetanTanwar2) June 30, 2019
— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) June 30, 2019
— ARYAN (@Aryan8383) June 30, 2019
— Sylva (@Sylva_Sk) June 30, 2019
Losing is okay, but not even trying to win is sad… #INDvENG
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) June 30, 2019
No proper Openers
No proper Run rate from the start
Starting under 3 and Going Under 5.5 until 35Overs
Expecting Dhoni to hit 100Runs in 10Balls
Blames on Dhoni in the End….!
— Cʏʙᴏʀɢ™ (@Vj_Cyborg_) June 30, 2019
Today as a fan I’m ashamed & shocked the way you batted in last overs. You didn’t even try.
The time has come when you shd make a strong decision abt ur career. You are my idol and will remain forever.
— IRONY MAN (@karanku100) June 30, 2019
28-1 in 10 overs and you expect Dhoni to make 60 in 3..We have seen Dhoni do the impossible so many times that it agitates us when we realise that he too has his limits! The better side won! #INDvENG
— Kuljeet Keshav (@kuljeet_keshav) June 30, 2019
Nasir Hussain: “I don’t understand what Dhoni is doing? Atleast give it a go! Now the fans are leaving
Sourav Ganguly: “I have no explanation for this”#IndvEng
— ZEE. 🇵🇰 (@iBleedGreenZEE) June 30, 2019
Whenever Dhoni comes to play
— Bahut Scope hai (@Bahut_Scope_Hai) June 30, 2019
Virat reckons Dhoni was trying hard to hit boundaries. I mean really Virat? 😂 Done with his ways of defending Dhoni 👏🏻. Should have said we were playing for NRR. That would have been a better excuse!#INDvENG #CWC19
— Saurabh (@Boomrah_) June 30, 2019
— Møhît Rãj (@mohit_R_rakshit) June 30, 2019
DHONI & KEDAR didn’t even show an intent to fight.
Blind MSD fans will talk about his SR & six
These idiots have the audacity to talk about a legend like SACHIN & call him selfish, whereas MS remains Not Out most of the times(average)
— AK (@Sudharsan_AK20) June 30, 2019
Losing is part of the game..
But not even trying is a crime. #INDvENG
— Mithun K Raman (@mithunraman) June 30, 2019
— Javed Ahmed ☻ (@iamthejaved) June 30, 2019
In Dhoni’s Captaincy, other players used to score winning runs and made him successful captain.
In Other’s Captaincy, Dhoni doesn’t even show intent.
If as a player you can’t do winning score then you can’t take credit for other’s winning score when you were captain.#INDvENG
— JUST A FAN. (@iamsrk_brk) June 30, 2019
It was sad to see Dhoni not even trying to win… Poor sportsmanship….
The team behaved like they are not champions anymore
Winning or losing is something different but not even trying is pathetic 😓😠😡😡#indiavsEngland#INDvENG#WorldCup2019
— Vijay Jharwal (@vinumina) June 30, 2019
— Neeta Ambani Fan (@Neetahoon) June 30, 2019
Losing is fine , part of the game . But losing without putting up a fight
By doing this they are putting more pressure on top 3 batsman #INDvENG
— Thyview (@Thyview) June 30, 2019
The way India lost the match is embarrassing. 42nd over onwards Dhoni and Kedar started playing with singles and dot balls.
It never looked they were playing for win or for the team. Shame.@msdhoni and #kedar must get a kick on their a$$. Both didn’t fight.#CWC19 #INDvENG
— Amber (@AmberShrma) June 30, 2019
— Joshua West (@Trampcomedyshow) June 30, 2019