New Delhi: Lost on a tailor-made rank turner, humiliated on a flat deck – at home. What next? Indian cricket has hit a new low with a second consecutive loss to England looking large in their own backyard – a 10-wicket humiliation in Mumbai followed by a dressing down in Kolkata.
Understandably, the fans are irate and chose the microblogging site Twitter to vent it out. "Sehwag: They [England] are not Bangladesh. | Cook: True. But you blokes are not even Bangladesh," tweeted @vsnipz referring to the spineless display by the team that has put England well on their way to take a 2-1 lead, with just the Nagpur Test left to play.
"Import Panesar !" said @kweenbhargav, hinting at England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar, who has turned the series on its head with 16 wickets in two Tests. He didn't play the first Test in Ahmedabad, which India won. Fans also took a dig at coach Duncan Fletcher, who has failed to impress since replacing Gary Kirsten. "Is Duncan Fletcher resigning after Nagpur Test? Or we have to fire him? Anything is fine," tweeted @Dravidoholic.
"Is Team India promoting #FDI in Cricket ?" jibed @kweenbhargav, while a tweet by @fakingnews read, "This team has lost confidence of even Poonam Pandey."
Noted journalist Kunal Pradhan indicated that the BCCI needs to get more serious about Test cricket, "The question isn't if the Indian team is good enough for Test #cricket but if it cares enough about it," he tweeted.
British journalist John Etheridge pointed at the lack of fight from India in the two defeats. "India collapsing with a total lack of heart and resolve here. Very poor. Embarrassing for Duncan Fletcher, not to mention the players," his tweet read.