Twitter reactions on MS Dhoni’s run out as India agonisingly lost the first semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup vs New Zealand
It’s done and dusted. Team India lost the semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at The Old Trafford by 18 runs versus New Zealand to crash out of tournament.
It seemed to be curtains for India quite early on in their 240 run chase, as they lost their Top 3 in-form batsmen- Rohit Sharma (1 off 4), KL Rahul (1 off 7), and skipper Virat Kolhi (1 off 6) within the first four overs of the second innings.
But, the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (77 off 59) and MS Dhoni (50 off 72) pulled back things dramatically in India’s favour as the duo stitched together a 116-run partnership for the seventh wicket. But, Jadeja got out at a critical moment, when India needed another 32 runs off 13 balls.
But still, with Dhoni on the pitch, the match was going to be all but over. And with 31 required in 12 balls, he even hit a maximum off Lockie Ferguson in the first delivery of the 49th over, to bring down the equation to 25 off 11 deliveries. But an amazing bull’s eye hit from Martin Guptill from the fine-leg region the next ball broke billions of Indian hearts, which ultimately proved to be the last nail in the Indian coffin.
Twitter reactions on MS Dhoni’s run out vs New Zealand
Wish we had won🙁 we lost by 2cms today when Dhoni got run out. Team India played well in the tournament. Proud of their commitment. Congratulations NewZealand. Great fielding and bowling. 👏👏
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) July 10, 2019
— Shivam Kumar (@ShivamKumar_07) July 10, 2019
— MSD Zealot!! (@Vidz_MSDian7) July 10, 2019
Well tried Ravi Jadeja n MS Dhoni…some sensible decision from team management would have propelled us to the final…
Now we have to wait for another 4 years..
— Lipsa Sharma (@Shristiiiiiiiii) July 10, 2019
A total India should have chased but this is good fight back after being 24/4 in 10 overs. An exceptional knock from Jadeja. Dhoni run out for first time in three years. They can be proud of their effort but plenty to learn.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 10, 2019
— 13th July (@Mindlos1000) July 10, 2019
MS Dhoni started his career with a run out and he has ended it with a run out too. One of the greatest cricketers ever. Thank you, Mahi. #INDvNZ
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) July 10, 2019
What an innings by Dhoni…at this age this late in his career…the man gave it his best & was clearly trying to finish this game for his country. But Guptill after being so irrelevant in this tournament gets that critical run out. What a game. #NZLvIND #ICCCWC2019
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) July 10, 2019
— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) July 10, 2019
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) July 10, 2019
I thought I am an adult now, so won’t feel this Emotional. But contrary to my belief I cried and I cried like that 8 year old kid who felt same in d 1996 world cup. Cricket keeps d child within us alive. Thank you @msdhoni @imVkohli and team for such great world cup. #ICCCWC2019
— Zakir Khan (@Zakirism) July 10, 2019
— Sriya Reddy (@sriyareddy) July 10, 2019
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 10, 2019
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) July 10, 2019
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 10, 2019