"Abusing kids..." - Twitter slams 'The Barmy Army' over shameless comment on Indian fans during 1st IND vs ENG Test

Updated - 25 Jan 2024, 08:15 PM

Fans slam England's The Barmy Army
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England’s famous ‘bazball’ tactics failed on Day 1 of the first IND vs ENG Test match in Hyderabad. England were wrapped up 246 runs in their first innings and gave away 8 wickets to the Indian spinners. However, ‘The Barmy Army’, which is the fan club of the English cricket team, did something unexpected on ‘X’.

In a tweet shared by TNT Sports, the Indian children could be seen celebrating after India’s performance on Day 1. They also held a message, which read, “England pray for rain”, however, ‘The Barmy Army’ lost their cool after seeing the video and replied to the tweet and wrote, “Ras@#$%.”

While ‘The Barmy Army’ is known for roasting the opposition team through their sarcastic and cryptic posts, but this was something unexpected from ‘The Barmy Army’. The English team maintained a run rate of 3.20 runs per session, which is their slowest ever since the introduction of ‘bazball’.

Winning the toss and batting first looked right for England at one stage, when openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley added 55 runs for the first wicket. However, the Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja didn’t take much time to act and removed three English batsmen quickly in the space of 20 balls.

The innings was brought back on track by Jonny Bairstow (37) and Joe Root (29) after they added 61 runs for the fourth wicket. However, their stay at the crease was ended by Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. Ben Stokes tried to hit a take on the Indian bowlers and hit 6 fours and three sixes during his 70-run knock from 88 balls.

The Indian bowlers proved to be too much for England, as the visitors were wrapped up for 246 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared 6 wickets amongst them whereas Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2 wickets each.

India ended Day 1 at 119/1 wherein, Yashasvi Jaiswal (76*) and Shubman Gill (14*) are present at the crease.

Netizens slam ‘The Barmy Army’ for shameless tweet on Indian fans

The netizens slammed ‘The Barmy Army’ on ‘X’ and came up with different reactions. Some of them are mentioned below:

After a strong finish on Day 1, India will aim to continue their attacking approach on Day 2.

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