Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma: Twitter couldn’t fathom the fact that India lost three wickets in a row vs New Zealand.
During the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford, India lost three wickets on the trot to hand the advantage to the opposition.
Chasing a 240-run target, India were expected to start well despite the overcast conditions. It was New Zealand’s potent attack which saw the Top Three Indian batsmen fell like a pack of cards within a span of 11 balls.
On the third delivery of the second over, India vice-captain and highest run-scorer in the tournament Rohit Sharma (1) edged a Matt Henry delivery behind the wickets to Tom Latham. In what came as a significant blow, New Zealand continued to make inroads into the Indian lineup.
On the fourth delivery of the following over, New Zealand spearhead Trent Boult found India captain Virat Kohli (1) wanting in front of the stumps. Despite Kohli reviewing his dismissal, he was ruled out because of the umpire’s call. As far as the Indian fans were concerned, believing that Sharma and Kohli have been dismissed in consecutive overs was too much for them.
Lokesh Rahul, who scored a century against Sri Lanka, was expected to take the mantle on himself in the senior duo’s absence but wasn’t to be. On the first ball of the following over, even Rahul (1) edged a Henry delivery to Latham as India were reduced to 5/3.
Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma getting out cheaply:
Ayyo. What’s the D/L target for 20 overs?
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 10, 2019
Virat Kohli in World Cup Semi-Finals:
9 v Pakistan at Mohali in 2011
1 v Australia at Sydney in 2015
1 v New Zealand at Manchester in 2019
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) July 10, 2019
Wicket keepers must become gate keepers now. Don’t let anything in!
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) July 10, 2019
Risabh Pant you wanted to be in the galaxy of Indian cricketing stars. Here’s your chance. I hope you grab it.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) July 10, 2019
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 10, 2019
1 KL Rahul
1 Rohit Sharma
1 Virat Kohli
Trivia: First time in ODI history, the three top-order batsmen are out for 1. #IndvNZ
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 10, 2019
Love these pitches with a bit in them. Fascinating cricket @markbutcher72 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Rob Key (@robkey612) July 10, 2019
Fantastic from NZ Bowlers. Need a partnership big time. I WOULD have send DK in at 4 #INDvsNZ
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 10, 2019
This was the nightmare scenario for India. Now is the time for a good batting side to show its depth.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 10, 2019
Now then now then now then #CWC19
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) July 10, 2019
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