Fans slam BCCI for ‘thumping win’ tweet after India beat Afghanistan
BCCI deleted the tweet later.
Updated - Nov 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Afghanistan stretched India until the last over at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. It was a nerve-wracking thriller on Saturday which the Men in Blue escaped by the skin of their teeth. When the match began, it was all about the mammoth score India will post. But as it turned out, the pitch suited Afghanistan spinners and the trio of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi tied the batsmen down sensationally. After restricting India to 224, Afghanistan got ever so close in the chase only for India to keep their nerves in the end.
With things going down the wire, Nabi kept his cool to take the game deep and backed himself to finish the game in the last over. Moreover, Jasprit Bumrah’s impeccable death bowling didn’t allow Afghan batsmen to score runs as well. But for the veteran, Mohammed Shami was too good who nailed his yorkers and picked up a hat-trick to seal an 11-run win for his team.
However, after the victory, the BCCI’s official Twitter handle came up with a gloating tweet stating that India thumped Afghanistan by 11 runs which undermined the latter’s exceptional efforts. “And we march on – #TeamIndia thump Afghanistan by 11 runs”.
BCCI deletes the tweet
The Indian fans were not at all pleased by one bit with the ‘thumping win’ tweet and slammed BCCI for not crediting Afghanistan. It was a fine effort from them as they literally scared the Men in Blue for the second time in as many matches now. Last time India met Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, the match ended in a tie and this time, the newest Asian team came extremely close to beating the full-strength Indian team.
With the fans lashing out, the BCCI deleted the tweet soon and changed it with a text which read, “As #TeamIndia beat Afghanistan by 11 runs we march and move on to Manchester next #INDvAFG #CWC19.” But the damage was already done with the fans trolling the Indian board for their earlier goof-up.
Here’s the corrected the tweet:
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 22, 2019
Here’s how fans lashed out:
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
“…thump…”??? ???????????????????? delusions
— Bushy (@PaddyBush) June 22, 2019