It just takes one loss, one bad spell, and one bad inning for fans and supporters to forget everything good a player or the team has done for a long period. Not too long ago, the Indian team were darling among fans and spectators but two back-to-back losses in the 20-20 World Cup against Pakistan and New Zealand has changed the scenario for team India.
The supporters have lost their patience and have decided to troll players for their bad performances. Mohammed Shami copped a fair bit of criticism for his one bad spell against Pakistan and now, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was on the receiving end for his batting and leadership performance against New Zealand. Fans were left unimpressed and started to criticize the Indian skipper and the team.
Kevin Pietersen though has come forward to support India and has said the fans and followers need to back its players all the time come what may. “There is a winner and a loser in the game. No player goes out to lose. It is the greatest honor to represent your country. Please realize that the people in the game are not robots, and they need support at all times,” tweeted Pietersen in Hindi.
Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has also echoed the sentiments of Pietersen and feels India is a strong team and everyone goes through good phases and bad phases. He also said dragging players' families is not good. “I still believe India is the best team it’s just a matter of having a good time or bad time, but abusing players and their family is such a shame don’t forget the end of the day, it’s just a game of cricket,” Amir Tweeted.
Meanwhile, India are staring at an early exit from the tournament. However, there is still a glimmer of hope if India can win all their remaining three games and a few results go their way. They next take on Afghanistan on November 3.