Social media trolling is something that will not spare you, even if you are the ‘God of Cricket’. Something similar happened with Sachin Tendulkar, who was trolled by the fans of MS Dhoni after the Master Blaster criticised the latter for his slow batting approach in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan. Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni’s partnership of 57 off 84 balls came during 30-44 overs slot, and the slow pace of run-rate affected Team India’s final score, which was 224-8 in 50 overs.
The Indian wicket-keeper could only score 28 off 52 balls, and Sachin blamed him for not taking charge of the batting during that moment. "A senior player Dhoni should have taken charge as Kedar Jadhav’s batting was hardly tested in the tournament," Sachin was quoted by India Today as saying. Mohammad Shami Snaps a Hat-Trick During IND vs AFG, CWC 2019 Match; Internet Users Congratulate The Indian Fast Bowler
While the former Indian opener was trying to make a point, his views were pointless for fans of ‘Captain Cool’, who did not take time to defend their idol and came out with various tweets to troll Sachin. While some called the former Mumbai Indians skipper as a player who played for himself during his cricket career, others compared his strike rate with Dhoni to prove him wrong. Have a look of some of the tweets.
With all due respect, @sachin_rt Sir, everybody seen that pitch was reacting very slowly and ball was not coming to the bat properly. I am not saying that dhoni played very well but i must say again that nobody can teach what is @msdhoni's job and how to do it. #CWC19 #INDvAFG
— A 2.0 🇮🇳 🚩 (@AStrangeSoul) June 24, 2019
The same man that won you the World Cup which you couldn't win in your whole career with one of the best Indian players around. Sachin acting like he was some big hitter, man used to struggle in his 90s. Someone should pull up his strike rate when he's been in the 90s🤦🏽♂️ #Dhoni🐐 pic.twitter.com/hCVQ5aBI9h
— Nim (@Nirmal_A) June 24, 2019
1) audience watching
MS Dhoni : The untold story
2) audience watching
Sachin: A billion dreams pic.twitter.com/FybWGp9m17
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) June 24, 2019
Sachin Runs in 2003 and 2011 Worldcup finals combined : 22 Runs
Dhoni's Runs in one Worldcup final:91 Runs
🏃 🏃 🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃
— . (@_cleanbowled) June 24, 2019
For me Dhoni>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Sachin 🤐
Admit or die🤷💁
— SANIA(Am sorry Aman😭😭)💫💫✨✨ (@Twinklingsania) June 24, 2019
Pic 1 : Sachin about missing his 200
Pic 2 : Dhoni about missing his 100
One said disappointed and upset for missing his miletone.
The other said it's doesn't matter for him whether he get 100 or not. pic.twitter.com/79Rnd816g3
— #theCSKguy (@whistIepodu) June 24, 2019
@msdhoni is the King of cricket!! Sachin played only for self and trying to fit in his looser son in team India now. Height of nepotism!
— Prime86 (@prime861) June 25, 2019
Earlier, Sachin had said that he was disappointed with MS Dhoni’s and Kedar Jadhav’s slow partnership during the middle overs. “I felt slightly disappointed, it could have been much better. I was also not happy with the partnership between Kedar and Dhoni, it was very slow. We batted 34 overs of spin bowling and scored 119 runs," he had said.
“Kedar Jadhav was under pressure, he had not had an outing up until now. He needed someone to take charge of the situation early on but that did not happen. Both Kedar and Dhoni were not able to play at the required strike rate that they would have wanted. This was one area where we didn’t look comfortable at all. There was no positive intent,” Tendulkar had said.