On Saturday, Ishant Sharma became India's most wanted man when his six balls cost India a match that they almost had in their pocket. Australia needed 44 runs off the last 18 balls when Dhoni threw the ball to Ishant, and the fans held heads in their hands.
But their fear was not groundless as Ishant had given away over 7.5 runs in both the previous ODIs and was already walking on a thin rope ahead of the selection committee meeting on Sunday where the team for the last four ODIs will be picked.
To the horror of those worried fans, Ishant gave away 30 runs in his six balls to cost India the match - that too with an out-of-form batsman and a tailender on the crease. And this is how the fans vented their anger on Twitter:
Ishant Sharma conceding 30 runs in an over is perhaps equivalent to J Miandad hitting Chetan Sharma for a last ball six at Sharjah in 1986!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 19, 2013
If we're so pissed off, imagine MSD. He must want to dig a hole and bury himself somewhere.— Sidvee (@sidvee) October 19, 2013
Positives for Indian fans: - Dhoni and Kohli in awesome form. - Ravi Jadeja's bowling. - Ishant Sharma will never play ODIs again.— Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) October 19, 2013
Ishant Sharma is the new Chetan Sharma— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) October 19, 2013
Dear Salman bhai, Ishant Sharma for Bigg Boss wild card entry. Please.— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) October 19, 2013
Following the example of AAP, Ishant Sharma declares, based on an internal analysis, that he is the world's best fast bowler.— greatbong (@greatbong) October 20, 2013
Windows media player is a better player than 'Ishant Sharma' xP xP— SAMEER XAXA (@sAmeEr_xAxA) October 20, 2013
If ishant sharma logs onto twitter today he will surely be compelled to step aside!!— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravCNNIBN) October 19, 2013
. Indian: Humare Pas Kholi Hai, Yuvraj Hai, Dhoni Hai, Dhawan Hai, Rohit Hai, Raina Hai, Tmhare Pas Kya Hai? Austrailan: Ishant Sharma..— Sayed Muhammad Ali (@The_Metrixx) October 20, 2013