After suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Pakistan in first match of ongoing T20 World Cup, all eyes were on Team India on Sunday as they were up against the Kiwis post a one week break. The fans had been waiting eagerly for the big game, what was being termed as a possible do-or-die contest for both sides. Virat Kohli and Co. were expected to produce a competitive performance in Dubai but much to everyone’s shock, India had another horror outing.
It all started on a bad note for the side as Indian captain lost the crucial toss once again and were put to bat. However, there was simply no justification to how the star-studded batting line-up performed against the Kiwi bowlers. While the new opening duo of Ishan Kishan and KL misfired, the senior pair of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma also looked completely out of sorts.
India suffer back-to-back losses in T20 WC 2021
As a result, India could only put up a below-par total of 110/7 in 20 overs, which was easily chased down by New Zealand in only 14.3 overs. The manner of loss was something that left the whole cricket fraternity absolutely baffled, as Twitter got flooded with posts around India’s defeat in no time.
Fans were undoubtedly angry as they did not miss the opportunity to criticize the Men in Blue on social media. While one user mocked the side for avoiding a 10-wicket defeat (like Pakistan clash), another fan stated ‘Mauka Mauka continues’ reflecting on India’s losing streak against the Kiwis in ICC events which has been going on since 2003.
The netizens also did not shy away from bringing the topic of Indian Premier League, as one of the user stated ‘IPL ke sher, World Cup mein dher’. While most of the people had angry and sarcastic comments, there were few who were just left heartbroken with India’s performance.
Check out the reactions:
All players are out of form except Jusprit Bumrah, shot selection was terrible,india didn't even compete, the dream in reaching semifinals is now vanished,really hoped better.☹#indvsnz pic.twitter.com/6NS4vcaTV7
— Radhakrishna Mishra (@Radhakr93793510) October 31, 2021
Congratulations indian team for avoiding 10 wickets loss #INDvNZ
— ihtisham (@ihtishamViews) October 31, 2021
Mauka Mauka continues #INDvNZ
— Shafin.🦁💛 (Theekshana stan) (@Shafin2104) October 31, 2021
It's okay to cry#INDvNZ
— ANMOL KAUR (@anmol_banga) October 31, 2021
If you are watching #INDvNZ, Happy Halloween! 🙁
— Darshan Srinivasan (@iamDarshanS) October 31, 2021
Shreyas Iyer sanju Samson and shikar should have been included in the place of varun ishan and surya. That could be an experienced line up instead of this rookie line up 😟 #INDvsNZ
— Bala (@BalaTalks_) October 31, 2021
petrol price is more than India's score lol#INDvNZ
— its_brownguy (@ItsBrownguy) October 31, 2021
Match Khel ne bola tha
Dil se khel gaye💔😅#INDvNZ
— KLAUS (@exhausted__af) October 31, 2021
IPL ke Sher, World Cup Mai Dher #INDvNZ
— Aditya Sanadhya (@daringsbaaz) October 31, 2021