India have been kicked out from the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The Men in Blue had all their hopes pinned on Afghanistan to defeat New Zealand on Sunday. However, the Afghan team ended up losing the game by eight wickets and New Zealand became the second team from Group 2 after Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals.
India failed to live up to their reputation in the T20 World Cup 2021 as they caused disappointment not only to the Indian cricket team fans but also to the entire cricket fraternity. Virat Kohli’s side registered a big ten-wicket defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan for the first time in an ICC World Cup.
The same was followed by the side losing to New Zealand by eight wickets. The two back-to-back losses put India on the back foot and they could never make a comeback in the league. Though India scripted victories against Afghanistan and Scotland, New Zealand won four out of five league matches to qualify for the next round.
Virat Kohli’s old tweet
India will now be playing their last match of the World Cup on Monday against Namibia at the Dubai International Stadium. The match doesn’t hold any significance and both the teams will be playing to end their campaign on a promising note. As India have been ruled out from the ICC event, an old Virat Kohli’s tweet has gone viral on social media.
A few fans dig out an old tweet made by the skipper in 2012 via his official Twitter handle. In the tweet, Virat Kohli had mentioned going back home the following day. The Twitterati connected the tweet with India’s current situation as, after the game against Namibia, the Men in Blue will be taking a flight back to India.
“Going home tomorrow, not a good feeling,” Virat Kohli tweeted in 2012
For the unversed, this was Virat Kohli’s last assignment as India’s T20 skipper. The 33-year-old has decided to step down as the captain in the shortest format of the game following the T20 World Cup.