Indian fans troll Mitchell Johnson for tweeting about the rain forecast on Day 5
There is a forecast of thunderstorm in Melbourne on Sunday.
Updated - Dec 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Australia’s lower-order once again troubled India in the ongoing Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Pat Cummins slammed a half-century late of the fourth day only to deny the glory for the visitors as he and Nathan Lyon held the fort for close to 14 overs and took the game into the final day. There is a forecast of rain in Melbourne and the hosts are hoping for the same even as India look confident to wrap things up in the morning session itself.
After setting the target of 399 runs, India were all over Australia until Tea picking wickets at the regular intervals. Shaun Marsh tried his best by scoring 44 runs and once again, none of the batters kicked on after getting promising starts like the first innings. However, at 157/6, Australia looked like going down meekly but Cummins had other ideas.
He stitched crucial partnerships with Tim Paine and then Mitchell Starc to keep the opposition bowlers at bay. He didn’t deter despite the wickets falling at the other end.
Johnson tries to motivate
Confident Indians opted for an extra half hour in order to clean up the tail but they failed to remove the determined Lyon and Cummins. The former Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson, in the meantime, got excited and tried to motivate the two batters in the middle. He also hoped for a rain on the fifth day which is the forecast in Melbourne on Sunday.
There is also a possibility of thunderstorms which has kept the hosts hopeful and Johnson also felt the same. “C’mon, get through the day lads!! #rainalldaytomorrow,” he tweeted. However, the Indian fans trolled the former Aussie speedster while one of the fans also reflected over how things have changed dramatically in the Australian cricket over the last few months.
Here’s Johnson’s tweet:
C’mon, get through the day lads!! #rainalldaytomorrow
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 29, 2018
Here’s how he was trolled:
This is not the Australian way Mitch! It'll be like "Cmon boys only 180 needed to win let's do it", To be honest I haven't seen Aussies blocking and hoping for rains till date!😬
— Prashanna (@Praz313) December 29, 2018
Mitch, cricket is supposed to be a gentleman 'S game. Gotta give credit to the team who plays better. It will also boost your folks to work harder, what do you think?
— Viral K.Upadhyay (@Zr0Defect) December 29, 2018
If all the Aussie cries at the same moment there might be flood in the ground. #crydaytomorrow
— Aravinthan (@Amiable1347) December 29, 2018
Hey Mitch surely Indians will enjoy rains from their balcony tomorrow with some kanda bhaaaaaji and chai, would u like to join????
— jay dalal (@jaydalal11) December 29, 2018
Are you doing farming after retirement? Expecting rain badly😂
— பேட்ட தலைவன் ✝ (@politics_is_lyf) December 29, 2018
Rain wont come, aussies cry might save
— Suresh Rao (@RaoSahabkaLadka) December 29, 2018
— Rohit sinha (@Rohit_kolkata) December 29, 2018
That's sad to see !! Aussies praying to the weather God's to save them from a test defeat. At home, too. 😜
— Moinak Das (@d_moinak) December 29, 2018
Once upon a time Australia is most talented player's team in the world …but now a days players praying for rain to save Aussie 😜😜
— Saravanan GR (@SaravananGR2) December 29, 2018
It's very good to see when a side like Australia who dominate in world cricket 10-15 years ago is hoping for rain to avoid lose in thier home.!! That's win for India already. common lads🇮🇳💗
— enthuSARCASTIC🙅♂ (@Patelparthv07) December 29, 2018
Like t20 series. Melbourne T20 match was also cancelled and Aussie escaped😖.Now again you want the help from outside the field😜.
Like sandPaper , Brainfade DressingRoom Review System and now asking for Rain😅.
— Shah Vishal K. (@Cricket12Vishu) December 29, 2018
No Mitchi No, that’s not the way to save a game. But I know you are looking for those comments 😜
— Rajashekar Jayaraj (@rajashekar_2044) December 29, 2018
Rain pls show mercy on aussies.. only you can save them😂..
Mitch it's better to start your prayers…
— vinoth kumar (@itzmevinoth) December 29, 2018