After winning a record 9 consecutive Test series, India finally ran out of steam as they succumbed to their 2nd loss in the 3-match series to hand the Freedom Trophy back to the Proteas. The Twitterati jumped at the chance of having some fun at India's expense after yet another batting collapse.
Brief Scores : South Africa 335 (Aiden Markram 94, Hashim Amla 82; R Ashwin 4/113, Ishant Sharma 3/46) & 258 (AB de Villiers 80, Dean Elgar 61, Mohammed Shami 4/49, Jasprit Bumrah 3/70) beat India 307 (Virat Kohli 153, Morne Morkel 4-60) & 151 (Rohit Sharma 47, Mohammed Shami 28; Lungi Ngidi 6/39, Kagiso Rabada 3/47) by 135 runs.
Here are the best tweets from the day's action :
Sunny just being funny
Shastri: Third ke liye kya strategy hai?— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 17, 2018
Kohli: Paaji abb koi reception nahi!
Shastri: Arey bc third test ki baat Kr raha hun#INDvSA
Please do this
Devilliers is a Freak ! That body needs to have a test ... Get his DNA test ! Clone him ... #INDvSA— BR€VANTH7 (@RevanthBR7) January 17, 2018
Moriarty just being himself
Every Indian right now
At least we kept the record intact
Not a guess, it's the truth
#INDvSA— Dr ☢ Deth (@doctor_dushyant) January 17, 2018
Rarely do you see a batsman of such calibre being so bored out there and itching to get out via nothing shots. Flat track bullying is his USP, I guess.
(Rohit Sharma)#atleast_fucking_try #why_are_you_bored
Let’s file petition to bring Kumble back
@bhogleharsha @cricbuzz @ESPNcricinfo this test was lost after team selection. Easy to see now but if Kumble was there he wouldn't allow such haphazard approach to counter last test. This is a failure to learn frm the previous failure. #INDvSA— Opher Moses (@Maccabi_Mumbai) January 17, 2018
#INDvSA— SirCaustic_Soda (@SirCaustic_Soda) January 17, 2018
Difference in Team India's performance in Home & Away conditions is as much as a Politician before & after election.
Ravi Shastri right now
Indian fans at every
Twitter never forgives
Please take a note of this BCCI
And please enough with this joke already