Prepared for Gayle, Simmons came out of syllabus: Twitter reacts to India's loss to West Indies in World T20 semi-final
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Prepared for Gayle, Simmons came out of syllabus: Twitter reacts to India's loss in World T20 semi-final


Twitter had a roller coaster ride during India's semi-final clash against the West Indies on Thursday, alternating between delight and outrage. What looked like a comfortable day in the office when Virat Kohli was at the crease soon took a turn for the worse when West Indies pumped up the volume during their  innings and sent Indian bowlers on a leather hunt.

Star batsmen Lendl Simmons smashed an unbeaten 83 alongside Johnson Charles's 52 as Calypso Kings chased down a challenging total to outclass India by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium to enter the final of the ICC World T20.

Batting first, India posted a competitive total of 192 for two in 20 overs, thanks to Virat Kohli's 89.

In reply, a brave West Indies side chased down the total, reaching 196 for three in 19.4 overs thanks to Simmons' 51-ball 82 and Charles' 36-ball 52.

West Indies team celebrates its win over India in the World T20 semi-final in Mumbai. Solaris Images

West Indies team celebrates its win over India in the World T20 semi-final in Mumbai. Solaris Images

West Indies will now face England, who earlier beat New Zealand in the first semis on Wednesday, in the final at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

As West Indies qualified for the World T20 final for the second time in the tournament's history, having emerged winners in the finale of the 2012 edition, the Wankhede fell silent after the defeat as the local fans were left stunned.

Twitter was full of laments from dejected Indians, along with posts from current and former cricketers as well as experts. Let us take a look at some of the tweets, starting with those from Indian and West Indian batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were a plenty of funny ones as well. Check them out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well India did fight hard in the semi-final, as they did throughout the tournament. However, it was quite simply was West Indies' day.

First Published On : Apr 1, 2016 13:04 IST

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