Home / Sports / Cricket News /  T20 World Cup 2022: Here's how veterans, politicians reacted to India's defeat

England defeated India by 10 wickets in the crucial semi-final match of the T20 World Cup. former cricketers and fans expressed their disappointment by the team's performance on Twitter.

Legendary cricket player and former captain of the South African team, AB de Villiers praised England's performance but, also cherished the fight by Indian squad. He even expressed that he wanted a Indian Vs Pakistan finals.

Former Indian player and one of the best opening batsman, Virender Sehwag expressed disappointment over the bowling attack by India.

Former Indian fast bowler, Irfan Pathan accepted that England was far better than India today, and asked the Indian team to learn and come back harder next time.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also reacted to India's defeat at the semi-finals and expressed disappointment over the performance of Team India.

IAS officer Awanish Saran tweeted a video of Rohit Sharma who can be seen dejected with a teary-eye and said ‘winning and loosing is part of the game’.

Harsha Bogle, who is also known as the Voice of Indian Cricket, expresses disappointment and said India is playin a very conservative cricket.

Fans were quick to remind the team of its most successful captain in knockout tournaments, MS Dhoni. Some fans even requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make Mahendra Singh Dhoni the coach of the men's Indian cricket team.

 Some users replayed all of the Indian cricket team's big failures throughout the year including losing the South African test series, early exit from the Asia cup, losing the World Test Championship and now the semi-final game against England.

Another fan laid down the Indian team's failures in the knockout tournaments since 2014. 

Some fans felt bad for Virat Kohli, scoring the highest number of runs in the tournament and still ending up on the losing side. Kohli has scored 296 runs at an astonishing average of 98.66.

Pakistani influencer Ihtisham Ul Haq also took a dig at the Indian team losing out to England in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan won their semi-final match against New Zealand on Wednesday by 7 wickets taking them to the final.

Ul Haq posted a meme in which Kohli is seen holding a mobile phone with the caption, ‘Hello Babar? Ye final mei kese attay hain?’

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