World Cup 2019: Even Sachin Tendulkar is getting trolled on Twitter? Aakash Chopra is shocked
Recently Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was criticized after Pakistan lost to India.
Updated - Jan 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Former India captain and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar may be the ‘God of Cricket’ but the social media doesn’t give two hoots. The 46-year-old recently expressed his disappointment over MS Dhoni’s slow batting in the World Cup match against Afghanistan in Southampton on Saturday. The wicketkeeper-batsman’s fans came hard at him while some asked Tendulkar not to tell Dhoni what he has to do, others asked as if he too was a big hitter while some even said Tendulkar was a selfish player on the ground.
Dhoni’s batting came under the scanner as he struggled to hit the Afghan spinners for runs and his 28-off 52 ensured that India could not put a big total. Dhoni’s partnership of 57 runs with Kedar Jadhav (52 off 68 balls) came in 84 balls and the slow scoring in the slog overs saw India managing only 224 runs in 50 overs. It was only because of the Indian bowlers’ timely brilliance that India yet managed to pull it through to win by 11 runs.
Tendulkar said it he was a bit disappointed with Dhoni’s approach and thought he should have taken the charge in batting when he had an out-of-touch Jadhav at the other end. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar also blamed Dhoni’s “really, really slow batting” and said India was lucky to have dodged the bullet.
But the former World Cup-winning cricketer’s fans were not convinced and they came back at Tendulkar hard. The latter’s fans were also in no mood to give up and it soon triggered a full-blown war between the fans.
Hope nobody asked how much Sachin has played, jokes Chopra
Tv presenter and Former India Test opener Aakash Chopra expressed his surprise on Twitter saying even somebody like Tendulkar wasn’t spared on the social media platform. He even hoped that nobody wanted to know how much Tendulkar had played in his career (200 Tests, 463 ODIs) so that he has the right to comment on another player. Finally, Chopra, who chips in as a cricket analyst and commentator now, gave the fans the advice to grow up.
So, twitter hasn’t spared Sachin also?? Hope nobody has asked how much has he played to comment on another player ????????
Fans need to grow up….but then growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 25, 2019
Cricket fans’ fanaticism is not something new in these parts of the world. The Pakistan team recently came under a merciless attack for their poor performance against India. However, soon after they beat South Africa, the same fans even tendered an apology to their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.