MS Dhoni and his men were handed their first 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup defeat courtesy a 95 run loss to Australia in the 2nd semi final at Sydney. The co-hosts, who won the toss, chose to bat first on a rather flat Sydney Cricket Ground wicket. The mammoth clash, eventually succeeded in blowing up majority of the platforms on social media.
India vs Australia: Fairly Balanced Reactions
When India lost the 2003 Cricket World Cup final to Australia, the knives were out and sharpened by the media. As a result, we never heard the name Dinesh Mongia ever again. That however, was over a decade ago. This time, instead of a media outburst, many Indian cricket fans seem to be giving MS Dhoni and his young Indian side, pats on their backs. Whether it is due to the poor showing in the previous tour of Australia or the fact that they were not favourites at the start of the tournament is immaterial.
Having trashed Bangladesh in the quarterfinal, India set up a monumental clash with Australia. The ‘mauka’ ads were back, most of them in favour of India. However, as it has been put ‘A billion hearts were broken’ as some terrible shot-making and poor death bowling cost the Indians dearly. Steven Smith was adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning century.
That said, here are the top tweets of the day, following India’s 95 run loss to co hosts Australia.
— Zafar Aziz Osmani (@zafarosmani) March 26, 2015
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) March 26, 2015
We didn't lose to Team India. We Lost to Sachin Tendulkar ~ S Waugh'98 We haven't lost to Aus.We lose to Steven Smith ~ Indians #IndvsAus
— 0mar Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) March 26, 2015
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) March 26, 2015
Damn depressed… But our cricketers played well through the tournament. They should be supported. And congratulations Australia! #IndvsAus
— Amish Tripathi (@authoramish) March 26, 2015
Never Mind, India… You win some, you lose some….Better luck next time!! :)) #IndvsAus
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) March 26, 2015
All set for #INDvsAUS India has 2 worries – Starc, Maxwell. Australia has 30,011 worries – The 11 Indian players & 30,000 Indian spectators.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 25, 2015
This #IndvsAus match is being played especially for those who were too young to remember the 2003 world cup finals.
— Fake IPL Player (@_fakeiplplayer) March 26, 2015
— Mister Chang (@MeiyangChang) March 26, 2015
India isn't looking for a win. They're looking for an 'honourable loss'
— CNN-IBN News (@ibnlive) March 26, 2015