Heartbroken Indian cricket fan attempts suicide in Odisha's Kalahandi over World Cup defeat

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 July 2019, 02:01 PM

An Indian cricket fan allegedly attempted suicide after Virat Kohli and his team failed to win the World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand in England’s Manchester. According to Odisha’s OTV, the incident took place in Kalahandi’s Singhabadi village. The man has not been identified so far. Latest reports say that the man allegedly consumed poison after the match. He was rushed to a local hospital where his condition is said to be critical. The man is undergoing treatment at Bhawanipatna headquarters hospital, the OTV report said.

The defeat at Manchester ended India’s highly successful World Cup campaign. Social media was flooded with angry memes, posts and messages by fans. One such angry tweet has gone viral. Abhradeep Saha, with Twitter handle ‘@angry_rantman’, blasted the ‘Men in Blue’ for the poor show. The angry fan captioned the video, “I am shocked and speechless….!!!! Team India loses to New Zealand in cricket world cup….!!! #indiavsNewzealand #INDvNZ #NZvIND.” So far, the tweet has garnered 3.1K RTs and 7.5 K likes. 

 

It was 45 minutes of unacceptable bad cricket which resulted in India's shock exit from the World Cup, captain Virat Kohli after his suffered a heart-breaking semifinal defeat against New Zealand. After the top-order collapse, MS Dhoni (50) and Ravindra Jadeja (77) fought back with a superb 116-run partnership for the seventh wicket but the former's run-out in the penultimate over tilted the game in the favour of the Kiwis. "Always feels disappointed when you play such a good cricket and then 45 minutes of bad cricket puts you out of tournament. It is difficult to accept and difficult to come to terms with," Kohli said.

"Credit to New Zealand bowlers. They were really good with the new ball and outstanding with the kind of areas they hit and the kind of swing they got from the surface. The way they bowled in the first half hour of our run chase was what made the difference. I think it was the skill level on display and that made life difficult for our batsmen," he added.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja, India’s star all-rounder could not get India over the line but won billions of hearts, including his fierce hater Sanjay Manjerakar, by his brilliant performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand. Manjerakar, whose 'bits and pieces’ remark against Jadeja made headlines last week and prompted sharp reaction from the player himself, was all praises for the all-rounder for his 77 off just 59 balls knock against New Zealand. In a video shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on its Twitter handle, Manjerakar said, “By bits 'n' pieces of sheer brilliance, he's ripped me apart on all fronts." “This is Ravindra Jadeja that we have not seen very often. His highest score in last 40-odd innings had been around 33 (but) today he was brilliant, economical with the ball,” he added.

First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2019 01:37 PM
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