Fans on social media were seemingly extremely upset after team India registered their second loss of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021, this time at the hands of New Zealand by 8 wickets. Earlier India had suffered a humiliating defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan in the first match of the tournament.
The game started on a disappointing note for team India as the Indian skipper lost the toss once again. The Men in Blue were put in to bat first, however, they failed to live up to the expectations of the fans. The batting performance looked none different from what the spectators had already seen in the game against Pakistan.
Infact, this time the batting was even worse as none of the batters could get going. Not a single player from the team was able to touch the 30-run marks. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja turned out to be the top scorer with 26 not out. Later, the bowlers also failed to restrict the Kiwis from chasing the target, eventually losing the game by 8 wickets.
Team India is now very unlikely to qualify for the semis but there’s still some hope left, also depending upon the fate of the other teams. But Indian fans always need a scapegoat and post the defeat by the New Zealand team, the scapegoat seems to be the Indian Premier League. Yes, you read that right.
Following India’s defeat, several people took to their Twitter and slammed the Indian team for their disappointing performance, while taking a dig at them for performing better in the Indian Premier League and even in advertisements.
Yes, ‘Ban IPL’ started trending on Twitter following India’s defeat as Indian fans blamed the cash-rich league for team India’s failures.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Jab cricket team hi nahi samjhti India hone ka matlab.
IPL khilvalo in logo se.
Advertisement karva lo in logo se koi si bhi.
Khuch bhi bulvalo, sab khuch keh denge, par
Jab World Cup ki baari aayegi to
sab hag denge bhadiya se.
Hum kya chu*ia hai, IPL dekhenge. pic.twitter.com/8nUzB3yiRL
— infinite possibilities (@infinite5858) October 31, 2021
The 2010 T20 World Cup was also lost due to IPL, It is clear from today’s performance that BCCI has not learned anything.#BanIPL pic.twitter.com/zNhO8apM80
— Anish Singh (@The_anishsingh) October 31, 2021
Some players &. Their Performance
Performance For India team
for Ipl team #BanIPL #IndiaVsNewZealand pic.twitter.com/Sv0f4FhzFI
— @Subhankar pati (@SubhaVintage) October 31, 2021
sikho inse kuch….?
(team selection and some strategy) pic.twitter.com/57hAccRKeE
— Prahlad Malviya (@PRAHLAD_GO) October 31, 2021
#BanIPL #T20WorldCup21 #IndiaVsNewZealand #INDvNZ
This is IPL team. IPL should be banned. They are just creating propaganda.
Virat kohli the worst captain ever. pic.twitter.com/NK11hIE9L9
— Yash Bansal (@yashbansal906) October 31, 2021
Condition of Indian Team right now #BanIPL #IndiaVsNewZealand pic.twitter.com/8ejGYkRqMc
— TA (Animal Lover) #MI? (@Tirlovesha) October 31, 2021
Indian Cricket Team during #BanIPL
T20World Cup IPL pic.twitter.com/05cjxU9vY0
— Vijay Chauhan (@_VijayChauhan) October 31, 2021
Its no more a sports, but a business for BCCI. High time, Team India players should be banned from playing IPL. #BanIPL pic.twitter.com/OicXd0cXVK
— Anup (@anupsingh2203) October 31, 2021
Meanwhile Indians to BCCI#BanIPL
— Ammar Akhtar (@FakirHu) October 31, 2021
Calling foreign players and showing our weakness and strength ??#banipl #IndiaVsNewZealand #T20WorldCup21 #indvsnzl #RohitSharma #ViratKohli #HardikPandya #toss #pant #captaincy pic.twitter.com/ETdMB8gOmO
— YO 2 (@1997yatish) October 31, 2021
BCCI can’t ban IPL , money has invested.. only we can stop watching it .. If we stop watching it , they can select proper players for team India.. #banipl #BCCI
— Real_Chelsea (@Chelseapremi) October 31, 2021
The main reason they are burnt out is because of IPL. In IPL there is no relegation,it is just a money making business for corporates. Cricket has been traditionally played between nations(Tours),should be continued like that.Only national team matters.#banipl
— Atheist Mumbaikar (@Kapil542) October 31, 2021