The painful loss to Australia in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup semifinal has left many distraught. However, at the same time it has left others proud to be a supporter of Team India. While Team India lost to Australia by a massive 95 run margin, it underlined a characteristic that had been prominent through this tournament – ‘Fighting Spirit’.
Therefore, it can be agreed that the media and fan outbursts after the defeat are certainly outrageous.
ICC Cricket World Cup: Team India Fans
A news channel that has evolved its own concept of ‘formal debate’ in India was at the thick of it as usual. In the wake of India’s loss, the infamous #ShamedInSydney was making the initial rounds. While An emotional MS Dhoni was not allowed a moment’s peace.
The flash on the Indian media seconds after defeat was a tough pill to swallow. The news flash read- ” India disgraced at Sydney”. In the wake of the criticism, the fans created a new Hashtag to depict the fallacy of the position of the TV channel, a new trend that shutout the previous ‘#’ trend.
Here are a few tweets on the row.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) March 26, 2015
— Arnab Goswami (@3DArnab) March 26, 2015
Team India Criticism
While cricket captures our hearts and all the air time that is possible on our sports channels, it would be wise to gain a bit of perspective by these wise words from Boris Becker when he lost at Wimbledon
“It was a game. Nobody Died !”
So to all pundits and passionate fans a small suggestion from Sports Rediscovered,
“Enjoy the Sport, dudes ! “
There are many Indian sports heroes and winners to talk about and to write about. Let us rejoice in our sporting victories and be sporting in our defeats ! Game On !