T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Reacts As India Is Officially Knocked Out Of T20 World Cup After New Zealand Defeats Afghanistan
T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter Reacts As India Is Officially Knocked Out Of T20 World Cup After New Zealand Defeats Afghanistan

The Indian cricket team has been officially eliminated from the ongoing T20 World Cup after Kane Williamson and co. comfortably defeated Afghanistan in Sunday’s day match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Virat Kohli’s men were reliant on Afghanistan upsetting the much-fancied Kiwis but it wasn’t to be. After restricting the Afghans to just 124, the Kiwi batsmen made short work of the target and marched into the semifinals alongside already-qualified Pakistan in Group 2.

Afghanistan vs New Zealand
Afghanistan vs New Zealand (Credits: Twitter)

With the win, New Zealand reached eight points having won four out of five matches. India, on the other hand, lost their first two games and can only reach a total of six points if they defeat Namibia tomorrow. It will now be a dead rubber as the semifinalists have been decided.

The group-stage exit will come as a wake-up call to the Men in Blue, who were touted as firm favorites heading into the T20 World Cup. They were humbled by their arch-rivals, Pakistan, before surrendering meekly to the Kiwis. Those two defeats have sent them crashing out of the tournament.

India National Cricket Team
(Image Credits: ICC)

Tomorrow’s match against Namibia will also be Kohli’s last match as the captain of the Indian T20I side as he had announced prior to the tournament that he will be stepping down as the skipper after the World Cup. Under his captaincy, the team has failed to win an ICC tournament.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to India’s group-stage exit:

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