Team India have registered a convincing win over Afghanistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup. However, they lost their first two games against Pakistan and New Zealand. And, with this win, their chances of semifinal qualification is still alive. But, a certain number of fans didn’t take the win in a good way and accused the team of match-fixing as well.
However, Team India had done well in all three departments. India put up 210 runs with the loss of 2 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 140 runs as well. On the other hand, Mohammad Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
But fans felt that the contest is fixed and they took to Twitter and started sharing their hypothetical conspiracy theories, accusing the team as well.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
— Ammar Siddique (@AmmarSi24333016) November 3, 2021
— Faizan Ahmad (@MaiFaizanHun) November 3, 2021
— Amjad Hassan (@Amjadhk1) November 3, 2021
— Rizwan (@Rizwan50215643) November 3, 2021
Well paid India….shame on Afghanistan cricket and Icc #fixed
— Zubair Aulakh (@ZubairAulakh2) November 3, 2021
Virat Kohli, the India captain, said after winning the match: “Much better wicket to be fair. We spoke about the fact that in the other games, if we just had two overs of free-flowing batting, then that sends a message to the opposition that we are going to put you under the pump. When we do that, we know how we can play. Sometimes, you do fall to the pressure and have to accept that. T20 cricket is a very instinctive game, in batting, bowling and decision-making. We do make decisions on the go.”
“Top three is mostly settled unless situations like today when the openers batted all the way through and the power-hitters were ready. We don’t always decide early to go hard, but we do back ourselves and when we do get going, we know what we can do. Well, yes that is the plan (to keep playing this way) but as I said, sometimes you just give in to the pressure. The other teams bowled really well to us. Yes, it (net run rate) was to be honest. We are always positive, and so were thinking about it. The return of Ash (is the biggest positive), we saw him doing well in the IPL and when he does this, we get control in the middle overs. That’s what I’m most pleased about (today),” he concluded.