India competed against Afghanistan in the last match of ICC World Cup. Although Afghanistan lost the match it gave a tough competition to India which raised the excitement of the game till the last over.
India started great but Afghanistan bowlers restricted Men in Blue to 224 runs. Mohammad Nabi’s batting made Indian bowlers chew their nails. It was a hard win and Afghanistan, though lost the match, won hearts.
After India’s win, BCCI tweeted a congratulatory message for the team, calling the victory a thumping win. It wrote, “And we march on – #TeamIndia thump Afghanistan by 11 runs” and neglected Afghanistan’s hardship and efforts.
However, Indians were not very happy with India’s win and BCCI’s tweet. They slammed BCCI for not giving credit to Afghanistan which gave India a neck to neck competition. After this BCCI deleted the tweet and posted a new one, which read, “As #TeamIndia beat Afghanistan by 11 runs we march and move on to Manchester next.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 22, 2019
See Twitter’s reaction on BCCI tweet.
this is right ,india frankly didn’t thump afghans ,they almost thumped india ,they just won by a narrow margin ,, don’t underestimate any team, respect cricket, respect teams ,u learnt the lesson in an hard way !!!!!
— proud hinduist (@proudhinduist) June 23, 2019
224/8 and a “thump” won by 11runs? The word is Shame. Afghanistan team is closing in with indian team in terms of score every time they play cricket.
— Avishek Thakur (@AvishekTR) June 23, 2019
We shud nt take dis victory as thumping or superb or great it’s pretty much escape frm humiliation frm 1st timer cricket team in WC.”Passed with grace need improvement” BCCI criticised for using word ‘thump’ to describe India’s win https://t.co/LIjz3O35Ic
— Ankur Bajpai (@ankurbajpai) June 23, 2019
@BCCI *Thump* correct word should have been crawled. Someone needs to go back to kindergarten. Pathetic show by batsmen who were playing to resurrect Afghanistan. You were playing a tournament and not a friendly match
— Yash Yadav (@Col_YashYadav) June 23, 2019
Storm in a teacup as surely no one’s offended by the word thump? We all know they just squeaked home though.
— Andrew Duncan (@andrewsduncan1) June 22, 2019
Rote marte girte to jeete hai …That’s not even close to thump.
— Subhash Chandra (@subhashsheela) June 22, 2019
Thump? Which game was this idiotic twitter handle watching then?
— Jack Jones (@JackJones_NYC) June 22, 2019
Y’all should look up the meaning of the word ‘thump’. It doesn’t mean “almost got beaten by…” or “just barely survived”. lol
— arjunan ethirveerasingam (@arjunan) June 22, 2019
— Nitin Sharma (@Nitinsharma631) June 22, 2019
Kahe ka thump. Ye likho ki thump hone se bach gaye warna log dry hump karwane lagte
— Poetrovert (@themsdfan) June 22, 2019
“Thump” is exaggeration. We just won, that too not easily.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) June 22, 2019
Thump??? What are you on? Afghanistan has exposed the weaknesses of the Indian team and bcci thinks fans are that gullible to believe them.
— Abhishek (@abhimishra81) June 22, 2019
You can’t thump a team by 11 runs. I think ‘scrape’ is more apposite in these circumstances.
— Chris Hayes (@chrisljhayes) June 22, 2019
— Bushy (@PaddyBush) June 22, 2019
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