England thrashed India 3-1 in the five-match Test Series and the visitors were so cataclysmic in the last two Tests that it both matches at Old Trafford and the Oval were completed in three days flat. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was lost for words after witnessing his team failed to surpass England’s score despite playing two innings.
To make matters worse, India were fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for maintaining a slow over rate. This is India’s fifth consecutive defeat in overseas Test series which began with the 4-0 whitewash against the same opposition in 2011. As always, the Twitterverse maintained its no holds barred approach by lashing out at India’s ‘not so surprising’ collapse, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan.
New shorter version 3 DAY TEST MATCH invented by India #IndvsEng
— Shanaya (@Sinceere_Angel) August 17, 2014
Time spent by Indian Team in this Tour: 70% Fielding 10% Traveling 8% Sleeping 7% Eating 3% Dressing Room 2% On Batting Crease #IndvsEng
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@aneesshh) August 17, 2014
If Indian cricket team players got paid according to their performance, they’ll earn less than Engineer freshers in MNCs. #TeamIndia
— Chutkala (@chutkala) August 18, 2014
Team India needs some harsh, cruel punishment to jolt them out from their sorry state. Like, maybe, an Open Letter from Chetan Bhagat — Joy (@Joydas) August 17, 2014
Today – Sigham Returns Tomorrow – Office Returns Day after Tomorrow – Team India Returns (Inspired tweet) — TweetZaade (@TweetZaade) August 15, 2014
Dhoni and team should be made to serve as nurses in Iraq for a month. #IndvsEng
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 17, 2014
— shishir hattangadi (@shishhattangadi) August 17, 2014