Barmy Army faces flak from Indian fans after tweeting ‘only rain can save India’
India need one wicket to win the game.
Updated - Aug 22, 2018 11:45 am
Either England fans have poor humour or they possess too polished a sense of humour. It became evident when England’s Barmy Army came up with a tweet when Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes were building a partnership in the fourth innings of the third Test against India at Trent Bridge. They were chasing a mammoth target of 521 to win the series. But as of now, the hosts will have to wait till the fourth game at Rose Bowl in Southampton.
The Test saw a strong comeback from India who lost the first two games at Edgbaston and Lord’s – the second being a thrashing. Criticism grew high against Virat Kohli’s side as it failed to bat in innings after innings barring the captain who stood among the ruins. Finally, at Trent Bridge, the Indian batsmen hit form in unison while the bowlers continued with their impressive show to corner England.
England’s Barmy Army tweeted saying, “Only rain can save India now.” The tweet understandably did not impress the Indian fans as their team was inching closer to victory. One Twitter user hit back, saying, “Rewrite tweet as even rain can’t save england now.”
Only rain can save India now.
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 21, 2018
Another tweet said: “Request you to delete tweet😆 or change tweet as only rain can save england now”.
A third one just said: “from winning.”
However, there were some among the Twitterati who appreciated the English sense of humour and said the Indian fans failed to understand it.
“Tweets like this will rile the Indian fans they don’t get the English sense of humour, I need a joke 2 days ago about the Indian team and I have not heard the end of it since, my notifications of angry Indian fans is never ending,” read one tweet in reply to the Barmy Army tweet.
Another Twitter user said, “A minute of silence for those Indians who didn’t get this sarcasm.”
Here are the best reactions
— JJ 🏏 (@Joshua_Jeyam) August 21, 2018
— Raja Rajan (@raja221092) August 21, 2018
Early celebration ..@mushfiqur15 is that you??
— Deep reja (@deep_reja) August 21, 2018
Rain may fall from English eyes as a tear by seeing india's victory 😎
— Shetty 👩💼 (@Iampshetty) August 21, 2018
Height of over confidence.. Only Rain can save England
— Kaviyarasu sp (@SpKaviyarasu) August 21, 2018
— Balaji (@iambalaji1) August 21, 2018
Not only rain, anything can't save @ECB_cricket now.. 😂😂
— Arjun.T (@arjunmeninblue) August 21, 2018
England were bowled out for 161 on Day 2 of the match after they lost all their wickets for just 107 runs in one session, allowing India to take command of the game by gaining a huge lead.