The clash of two giants, Australia and India in the final of the Commonwealth Games saw Australia hand India a teasing 9-run defeat to stand tall in the best seat of the podium with a Gold medal around their necks which meant India finish their impressive tournament at the Commonwealth Games with a Silver medal.
India chasing a competitive total of 161 set by Australia lost a couple of early wickets, but the pair of Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur got India back in the game and were in the driving seat with a very impressive partnership. With the wicket of Jemimah on 33(33) the partnership worth 96 off 71 saw curtains and Australia built on from the one wicket to bagging 7 more in quick succession. India were strongly placed on 118/2 and required 44 runs off 34 balls for the win, but an unlikely twist saw India lose 8 wickets for only 34 runs in 31 balls which resulted in the side losing by 9 runs.
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On India’s performance in the final against Australia, there’ve been many sorts of reactions come in from around the globe, but a tweet from former India captain and a great of the game, Mohammad Azharuddin has made it to the headline and is grabbing eyeballs. The tweet read, “Rubbish batting by the Indian team. No common sense. Gave away a winning game on a platter.”
Rubbish batting by the Indian team. No common sense. Gave away a winning game on a platter. #INDvsAUS #WomensCricket #CWG22
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) August 7, 2022
The tweet hasn’t been well received by fans of the game and they’ve not stopped schooling Mohammad Azharuddin. A bunch of tweeters reminded him losing the Gold still has them win Silver and deserve credit for earning the medal, while a few expressed shock over his tweet.
Disappointed fans in big numbers came out in support of Harmanpreet Kaur and her side as others continued to remind the former Indian skipper, with his stats and records. A bunch of tweets were directed towards former Indian greats (male) for not supporting women’s cricket by not being around the women’s team ahead of the finals for boosting their confidence and motivating in the team.
A bit harsh @azharflicks sir !!!! Our girls gave it all. These are the moments we need to stick with our women team instead of being a critic.#INDvsAUS #BCCIWomen
— Vandana Mahajan (@007vandy) August 7, 2022
Be grateful u had Sachin to save your rubbish team in the 90s.
— Deepti🏏| 🇮🇳 (@deeptiraonayak) August 8, 2022
Giving away a winning game was a theme under your captaincy too. Lost by 1 run, 6 runs, 16 runs, 18 runs against Australia but in ODIs.
— Cric Top Class (@crictopclass) August 8, 2022
Last line likhte hue haath nahi kaanpe ?
— Prithvi (@Puneite_) August 7, 2022
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
Considering the traction Azhar’s tweet has had, it seems like a good opportunity to go over CBI’s match fixing report from October 2000 particularly his statement.https://t.co/ojvfW1iLmu
— Chirag Wakaskar (@chiragwakaskar) August 8, 2022
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