India vs England, World Cup 2019: Fans troll MS Dhoni after strange knock in Birmingham

first_imgWhen the asking rate had shot up to over 15 in the final overs of India’s chase of 338 against England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match on Sunday, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav showed no intent and were happy to knock it around for singles.India eventually lost the match by 31 runs — their first defeat in World Cup 2019. MS Dhoni finished with 42 runs from 31 balls but his stand with Kedar Jadhav read 31 from 39 balls. It had 7 dots, 20 singles, 3 fours and the only six of the Indian innings at Edgbaston. India vs England, World Cup 2019: Report | HighlightsSome of the Indian fans in Birmingham started leaving the venue even before the last over was bowled. The slow approach left on-air commentators baffled and fans furious.When Nasser Hussain, who was doing his duties on-air, questioned fellow commentator Sourav Ganguly about Dhoni and Jadhav’s approach in the end overs, Ganguly’s answer told the story. The former India captain said: “I have no explanation”.India got off to the worst possible start in their chase of 338 as they lost KL Rahul early and huffed and puffed to 28 for 1 in 10 overs. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma though helped India get their chase back on track with a 138-run stand. Kohli fell for 66 but Rohit stayed on and got a hundred.However, Rohit’s departure put pressure on India. Hardik Pandya (45 from 33) and Rishabh Pant (32 from 29) added a bit of life to India’s chase but it all went downhill after Dhoni and Jadhav joined hands for the 6th wicket.advertisementNasser Hussain came down heavily on the Indian duo as he suggested the fans would have been disappointed seeing this approach from India.Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter and said MS Dhoni’s approach was baffling.Dhoni and Jadhav doing very well on Day 4 last session of this edgbadston test. All to play for tomorrow. #CWC19 #INDvENGRahul Ganjoo (@elegantlywasted) June 30, 2019Terrible display of spirit by MSD & Jadhav. Didn’t even look like they were attempting to win the game. Disappointed.Also, better luck next time neighbours. #INDvsENG #Pakistan #CWC19Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) June 30, 2019The good news for India, though, is that MS Dhoni’s ODI average has gone up from 50.45 to 50.65Alan Gardner (@alanroderick) June 30, 2019Last 10 overs 72 /1. Would have been happier with 290 all out than 306/5. So important to analyse stats n not take them on face value. Credit to #eng for bouncing back so strongly #ENGvIND #CWC19Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) June 30, 2019Now we can’t even tell Pakistan we tried #INDvEng #cwc19Anshu Mor (@anshuMor) June 30, 2019Dhoni and Kedar eating dot balls today. #INDvENG Ambani Fan (@Neetahoon) June 30, 2019Whole Pakistan watching Dhoni’s batting. #INDvENG#indiavsEngland Ahmed ? (@iamthejaved) June 30, 2019Unbelievable batting by Dhoni.. didnt even try to win it…even Pandiya lost it in the end before he got out…commentators cant beleive it.. fans cant believe it…Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) June 30, 2019Indians watching dhoni play last 5 overs (@EngineeRoholic) June 30, 2019Dhoni & Jadhav scored 39 runs off last 31 balls for the SIXTH wicket! That is beyond explanation! #INDvENGSatish Acharya (@satishacharya) June 30, 2019Even Sourav Ganguly has no explanation for singles frenzy by Dhoni and Jadhav when they need to accelerate the inning.The intent is missing. #INDvENG #CWC19Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) June 30, 2019Dhoni ko orange nahi, yellow T-shirt pehna do. Phir dekho.#ENGvCSKAniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) June 30, 2019Literally every critic and every one with better cricketing knowledge bashing dhoni … this is what he really deserves not those useless elevations from his fans and few sambar guyspinky (@Duchess_Of_Swag) June 30, 2019Very true; all feel that Dhoni deliberately played a quite game, not aggressive at all, as if they had decided to lose; big shame, no way to play any game; Pai (@TVMohandasPai) June 30, 2019Very true; all feel that Dhoni deliberately played a quite game, not aggressive at all, as if they had decided to lose; big shame, no way to play any game; Pai (@TVMohandasPai) June 30, 2019Kohli:Why You Don’t even Try..? Dhoni And Kedar Jadhav:#indiavsEngland #INDvENG (@yashrajput_13) June 30, 2019Dhoni hit a six in last over after blocking for 10 overs and his fans are giving that six as the proof that he was the best batsman today ???????????????????????????????Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) June 30, 2019Summary of Dhoni and Jadhav s innings at the end #INDvENG #CWC19 (@ravikiran248) June 30, 2019India’s defeat to England on Sunday has put pressure on Pakistan and Bangladesh as England are a win away from reaching the semi-final. India need to beat one of their next 2 opponents in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to seal a semi-final spot.On the other hand, Pakistan will have to beat Bangladesh and hope New Zealand beat England on Wednesday to make the progression to the semi-final.Also See:last_img

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