Twitter Reactions: New Zealand pulls off a clinical victory to put India in an embarrassing spot in their second straight game
India were totally left out of colours in their second game in the T20 WC 2021.
Updated - Oct 31, 2021 11:01 pm
India was up against New Zealand in their second game of the T20 World Cup 2021 and it turned to be another heartbreaking story after being clueless against Pakistan. The time from when the coin went in the air, nothing went in favour of the Indian team rather they couldn’t turn it in their favour as they lost the contest by eight wickets. With this loss, not did India lose another big contest in the T20 WC 2021 but got almost kicked out of the tournament.
Winning the toss, New Zealand chose to show in with the bowl first, and yet again, Indian batters kept failing as they had never ever played on those conditions. India lost one wicket after the other and literally, not even one batter made it count. Had it not been Hardik Pandya’s 23 and Ravindra Jadeja’s 26 towards the end, the men in blue wouldn’t have been able to breach the 100-run mark.
Ish Sodhi makes the work easy for the New Zealand team in the mega contest
After putting in so much effort towards the end, India posted 110 runs on the board and it was just a child’s play for the New Zealanders. Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi were adamant to break the back of the batters as they picked two and three wickets respectively to put their team in the driver’s seat. Ish Sodhi was perfect with his line and length as he conceded at an impressive 4.20 and was ultimately declared as the player of the match.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 31, 2021
Disappointing performance by India. Really expected a better & strong performance! pic.twitter.com/gAwSikVEi4
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 31, 2021
I just don’t understand how Kohli’s prickly relationship with Ashwin is allowed to keep him out of Indian teams? Do you think Captains should be allowed such autonomy?
— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) October 31, 2021
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) October 31, 2021
This is easily India’s worst performance in a T20 World Cup. In fact, they never even get started. But two T20 games don’t define a team.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 31, 2021
Depending on reactions on social media one can see the difference between a cricket fan and a frustrated unhappy person 🙂 #INDvsNZ
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) October 31, 2021
— Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) October 31, 2021
Bubble life is tough, Indian core players have been in bubble from July 4th week and still continuing. Sometimes that will affect their performance as well.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 31, 2021
India did not compete. That hurts. You win and you lose. But here you did not even compete.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 31, 2021
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 31, 2021
India lose again and are struggling to avoid an early exit.
They have taken a total of two wickets in two matches and the batting is malfunctioning, too.
Several players have been in bubbles since June. Maybe they are jaded – they certainly lacked inspiration or intent.
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) October 31, 2021
Clinical by New Zealand, who thrash India by eight wickets with 33 balls to spare. Kohli's team not at the races.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) October 31, 2021
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 31, 2021
India's 2 consecutive losses has been an absolute aberration. Having said that credit to Pakistan & New Zealand for clinical performances #T20WorldCup
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 31, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 31, 2021
So: India will need both of Scotland and Namibia to beat either New Zealand or Pakistan, or both, while New Zealand beats Afghanistan.
— Geoff Lemon Sport (@GeoffLemonSport) October 31, 2021
NZ population is lesser than Delhi and yet they have humbled India in 2019 ODI World Cup semi, 2020 WTC final and now an all important #indvsnz game in #T20WorldCup21 #CricketTwitter #t20worldcup2021 . Clearly,NZ is the bogey team for Team India.
— Vimal Kumar/विमल कुमार (@Vimalwa) October 31, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 31, 2021
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) October 31, 2021
When the chase game of the Kiwis began, everything moved very smoothly for them as their batters showed perfect intent while Indian bowlers kept losing their goals. Though Martin Guptill showed his back after adding 20 runs, the rest of the work was carried out with utmost smoothness by Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell.
While Williamson scored crucial 33 runs, Mitchell remained one run short of his half-century but made a great mark with his 49 off 35. Jasprit Bumrah got both the wickets for India and displayed some respectable performance from the otherwise lost slot.