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The Indian cricket team was slammed on social media as netizens fumed in anger after India’s alleged defeat against England on Sunday in a crucial ICC World Cup match.
The Indian cricketing legends, including cricket fans from India and Pakistan, expressed their bafflement on social media on India’s loss against England. Pakistani netizens feel that the Indian cricket team deliberately lost the match against England to thwart Pakistan’s qualification for the semi-finals.
Pakistan and England had a close contest on the point table to qualify as the fourth team for the semi-finals and edged out England with 9 points after its victory over Afghanistan. England dropped to 5th position with 8 points; however, they had a better run-rate than Pakistan. For England to qualify for the semi-finals it had to beat India in yesterday’s match.
India’s current and former skipper, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are receiving flak on social media for not even ‘trying’ to win.
England set a huge target of 338 runs for India. The batting line up of the unbeatable Indian team crumbled in the second-innings, which paved way for England’s victory and also for its qualification for semi-finals.
The Pakistani netizens believe that India has conspired against Pakistan and deliberately lost the match. Pakistani cricket analyst, Basit Ali had speculated that India might lose its remaining matches to obstruct Pakistan’s entry into the next stage of the mega cricketing event.
Some passionate Pakistani cricket fans even grooved for India’s win in yesterday’s match which according to Indian skipper Virat Kohli is rare for any Pakistani fan.
Pakistani fans have even demanded the ICC to probe into the results of yesterday’s match as they sniff for a fixed game. India’s current and former skipper, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are receiving flak on social media for not even ‘trying’ to win.
— Dinesh (@dinesh_gdk) July 1, 2019
It's not who you are.. What you do in life defines who you are.. Me not bothered if Pakistan gets to the semis or not but one thing is for sure.. Sportsmanship of few Champions got tested and they failed badly #INDvsEND #CWC2019
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) June 30, 2019
— Baseer Ahmed (@journoBaseer) July 1, 2019
— Sameena Khan (@_sameena_khan) July 1, 2019
Indian cricket exposed yet again!#MatchFixing at its worst bang in the face of the @ICC
Will @ICC quietly let it slide under pressure of the mafia (that controls it) or will it take the culprits to task?
Yet to be seen! pic.twitter.com/ZLvxMHFBsJ
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) July 1, 2019
— Numan Zahid (@numa_zahid) July 1, 2019
@imVkohli and @msdhoni both were Pakistan's favorite cricketers so far but after sportsmanship RIP and they exposed badly yesterday I must say these players r only good cricketers but not more than this..
— Dr.M.Tahir (@dr_tahiryousuf) July 1, 2019
— Ali Abdullah🇵🇰 (@aliICBian) June 30, 2019