'Show them some freaking respect' - Twitter slams Mohammad Azharuddin for his comment on Indian women's team
'Rubbish batting by the Indian team. No common sense,' Azhar wrote in his tweet.
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The Indian women’s cricket team lost to Australia in the finals of the recently concluded cricket tournament at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday, earning their first-ever silver medal. Harmanpreet Kaur, the team’s skipper, put forth an extraordinary 65, but it was insufficient to carry her team over the finish line.
India needed to score 162 runs to win the gold medal, but they were bowled out for 152 runs, falling short of just nine runs from their first big title. India needed 11 runs in the dramatic final over of the thrilling game at Edgbaston, but it was Australia who held their nerves and went on to grab the gold medal.
While the Women in Blue got the silver medal for their efforts, former India men’s team captain Mohammad Azharuddin slammed the team for their performance and received a backlash for his comments. “Rubbish batting by the Indian team. No common sense. Gave away a winning game on a platter,” he tweeted.
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) August 7, 2022
His tweet went viral in no time as fans came in support of the women’s team for their efforts in the Commonwealth Games and slammed Azharuddin for sharing a distasteful comment for the Indian side. While one of the fans sarcastically asked him about his achievements against the Australians during his playing days, another pointed out the Indian men’s team’s poor run during the 90s, when Azhar was leading the side.
There were also users who asked him to be respectful towards the women’s team and appreciated the girls for their efforts as they clinched the silver medal at the prestigious event, while another told him to use better language. Replying to his tweet, there was a user who said that he had no right to criticize the girls because he had not appreciated their performance when they did well.
India’s search for a major title win
India defeated England by four runs, a close margin, in the semi-finals of the CWG 2022 and became the first team to assure a medal on the big stage. Australia defeated New Zealand as the World Champions met India for the summit clash. India had been in a dominant position while chasing 162 runs but couldn’t handle the pressure in the slog overs as the Aussies grabbed an upper hand. In the past six years, the Indian women’s team has entered the finals of three big events and finished runners-up.
Here’s how the Twitter reacted to Azharuddin’s comment-
Excuse me sir, but how many world cup finals, okay semifinals, okay ANY knockout games did your team win against the Aussies in your day? And for your information, this team has WON a silver medal at the CWG! Show them some freaking respect, if you're capable of that, of course!
— Siddharth Dixit (@sid_dixit_25) August 7, 2022
Do u hv courage to talk against the bcci and Ganguly? BCCI doesnt want to invest in w ipl or w crckt amd expecting results. Jat see the differemce betwen any Aus player and Taniya Jemimah. Aus players r amazon. Indian players still fight hard.
— Dilip Kadam (@DilipKdm) August 7, 2022
Support ke naam pe zero aur criticism ke naam pe hero, ye hai duniya ka dastur
Btw gave away a winning game, wasn’t this a theme in the 90s .. just wondering 🤔
— Adi (@aaditea__) August 7, 2022
Everyone has a bad day and this time it's their bad day and don't forget they won silver medal.and be respectful if they lost the England game you are not going to tweet this so appreciate their game
— Aneesh Malik (@AneeshMalik7) August 8, 2022
i think ur the head of one of the state association. use better language next time. cant be talking abt the players like that being in a position
— naq5 (@ntweet_55) August 7, 2022
Honestly, It's so heartening to see the comments backing the Indian women's team and criticizing those wo try to bring our fighter girls down.
Such fans who'll always stick behind the team come what may is 🤍
Remember, nobody is as disappointed as the players themselves.
— Rohit Kumar (@itsrohitkumar13) August 8, 2022
You have no right to criticise these girl when didnt support them in any of the last matches or even before those , dont be like barsaati mendhak support them when needed and get them some exposure ! Look at aussies domestic cricket and investment and what you guys have done ?
— parthhhh (@Sportify07) August 8, 2022
Glad there wasn't Twitter in your time. Social media would have ripped you apart. Indian men's team wasn't a great team during that time. Keep calm. We all are sad to see what happened but as a sportsperson you should know how it feels to lose an important match. Shameful remark.
— Koustav Sengupta (@KoustavOfficial) August 7, 2022
Atleast they didn't fix the match like you and then used Congress influence to get out of it…
They played and gave their best.. Time to support and acknowledge their efforts
— The Common Man (@tamizhmanidhan) August 7, 2022
That last line though 🤣🤣🤣
You should be the last person to be talking about giving games on a platter 🤣🤣🤣
— Humayoun Ahmed Khan (@HumayounAK) August 7, 2022
When you don't give half the support showered upon men's team, you should be mindful of while criticizing . This team made it into finals and fought tooth and nail. Tell the management to have a clear cut mind in selection processes, better analysis and a good coach.
— Saran R S (@CricaholicJammy) August 7, 2022
Can list down at least 20 instances of no common sense by yourself when batting and 20 of your captaincy errors. Think before typing and give them the due respect.
— Saket Gupta (@gupta_saket) August 7, 2022
Sir watched ur recent tweets …
No appreciation for winning a single match in CWG22 for any athlete or indian cricket team..
Then why this criticism. The girls fought well nd got silver.
Being a great u should encourage such talent..
— sandi saharan (@SandiSingh96) August 8, 2022
Pathetic comment, the women's team played their hearts out, hats-off to them, wish them better luck next time ! BTW what was the performance of the men's team in the 1990s who was the Indian captain then ??
— Manish Kumar (@_manish99) August 8, 2022