It is not everyday that fans take a shot at Sourav Ganguly. The former India skipper is one of the most popular and beloved cricket star in the country thanks to his exploits as captain and a batsman. Sourav Ganguly is one of the most decorated skippers in the history of Indian cricket and is also one of the finest batsmen to have graced the game from India.
But Sourav Ganguly recently faced the heat thanks to his tweet that he posted after India’s loss in the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. India’s dream of winning their first-ever ICC Women’s T20 World Cup ended in a heartbreaking manner as Australia thrashed them by 85 runs to win a record-extending fifth title.
The much-anticipated tweet match failed to live up to the expectations as Australia thoroughly outplayed Harmanpreet Kaur & Co.Meg Lanning’s decision to bat first turned out to be a right one as Alyssa Healy came out with all guns blazing. She and her fellow opener Beth Mooney set the platform for a big score by adding 103 for the first wicket in less than 12 overs. Healy scored 75 off just 39 balls while Mooney remained unbeaten and scored 78 to ensure the hosts put up a huge total of 184 for 4.
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) March 8, 2020
In reply, India came up with a horrible batting display. Unbeaten throughout the tournament, India were all out for just 99. Their in-form batter Shafali Verma was dismissed by Megan Schutt in the very first over of the chase and from thereon, India never looked in contention.
After the game, Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to encourage the players and praised their journey in the tournament. But to everyone’s surprise, he tagged BCCI secretary Jay Shah in the tweet and the fans did not like that at all.
Here are some of the reactions to Ganguly’s tweet:
Jay Shah as the coach of women's team was outstanding, his team selection and guidance was of top level. 🙏
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 8, 2020
So you just tagged BCCI and Jay Shah while praising the women's team? When they have their own handle @BCCIWomen ? On women's day no less 👏
— Mahim Pratap Singh (@mayhempsingh) March 9, 2020
More power to u @JayShah
— Jaipal singh (@JP4RAJ) March 8, 2020
What's the credit of joy shaash 😂 pic.twitter.com/ogGpducIoc
— Rishi (@SunoRishi) March 8, 2020
Didn't expected dada to be like this.
Dada you were the real rebel.
— Atul (@secular_arrow) March 8, 2020
— Vinay Kumar Dokania🇮🇳 | विनय कुमार डोकानिया (@VinayDokania) March 8, 2020
Wah! because of @JayShah india reached to final, rohit scored 3 double century, sachin scored 30000 run,india lift the world cups in 1983&2011,india won wt20 in 2007,and India got independence in 1947 😉😉😉
— Sagar Bhosale (@Sagar_D_Bhosale) March 8, 2020
Jai Shah ko tag Kiya vo kya Women team ka coach tha kya
— भाई साहब (@Bhai_saheb) March 8, 2020
Jay shah ko yeh badhai utni hi samjh ayegi jitna bandar ko adrak ka swad aata🤔🤔
— Dr. Achambit Santra (@5trillion_jumle) March 8, 2020
What a cringe tweet – grammatically & figuratively.
The Women's team won hearts. Only YOU lost. Respect. With this craven bowing before Shah Jr. As if he personally trained the team, LOLZ.
— Chirpy Says (@IndianPrism) March 8, 2020
@JayShah really ! what was his role ?
how the mighty have fallen 🤔
you didn’t mention the JINX , Modi ! @sanaganguly has more guts than you ever will
— suvarna veerappa (@SuvarnaVeerappa) March 8, 2020