A few days back, the whole cricket fraternity were hailing India as the strongest contenders to lift the 2021 World Cup trophy with such a star-studded squad at their disposal. However, in a matter of one week, the whole narrative around the Men in Blue has changed massively across the globe after India were handed two thumping defeats at the hands of Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively, in Dubai, leaving everyone in shock.
While the Indian fans are still not able to understand what went wrong for India, the others are having a great time mocking the Asian giants. Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who is often known for his cheeky tweets, did not miss the opportunity to criticize Team India. "India are playing 2010 Cricket .. The game has moved on," he tweeted while reflecting on their approach against the Kiwis.
Former English cricketers mock India on social media
However, it was another former English cricketer whose tweet caught everyone's attention, which certainly did not go down well with the Indian fans. With Virat Kohli set to step down as team's captain in the shortest format after the end of the T20 World Cup, Nick Compton tried to take a sly dig at the 32-year-old.
"For Kohli’s last game in charge I predict a resounding victory against Namibia on the 8th November," Compton tweeted, presumably highlighting the fact that India failed to beat any big teams in the mega event but will bow down from the event with a win over Namibia in their last Super 12 match.
Check out Compton's tweet:
As expected, the Indian fans were not going to listen anything against their captain as they came up with replies to silence Compton. While one of the users reminded the former English cricketers that cricket is a funny game and something similar might happen with their side, the others just claimed that Kohli is a legend and his comments would not be able to change the fact.
Check out fans' reactions:
In another tweet, Compton criticized Virat Kohli for not selecting Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI. "I just don’t understand how Kohli’s prickly relationship with Ashwin is allowed to keep him out of Indian teams? Do you think Captains should be allowed such autonomy?," he stated, which was also not appreciated by the netizens.