#LoveYouDhoni: MSD seemingly in tears, Twitterati hails the legend for his contribution to cricket
Fans appreciated Mahi for his efforts in trying to turn the tables in India's favour.
MSD's fans took to Twitter to appeal the legend to be proud of all his years of service and how he has made the country proud. Fans also hailed Mahi for his efforts in trying to turn the tables in India's favour.
They: Heart break hurts the most Me : Then You haven’t seen this #LoveYouDhoni https://t.co/wVkmU7fuLM— Mohan Sharma (@mohansharma51) 1562783618000
I'm not sad for any loss nor I blame any one in Team India, I'm happy for @imjadeja for great inning & putting his… https://t.co/78jI7wwAMT— Sujeet Sharma (@SujeetHSharma) 1562801908000
World cup comes & go every 4 years. Bt leader like DHONI comes once in decades.. There is no replacement for MSD Th… https://t.co/TKOYGkUyHq— Himanshu Bansal (@Himansh75760506) 1562800170000
without you team is nothing .. well played champ you wont deserves tears in your eyes #LoveYouDhoni #endofanera… https://t.co/IxN3zsKHC2— Shubham Kumar (@imshubh7070) 1562816108000
I love you always and forever. #loveyoudhoni https://t.co/JQP5LwF3lS— Abhijeet Pawar (@Abhijee61462906) 1562816109000
#LoveYouDhoni painful heart broken https://t.co/mUyslGbUKt— sabari sbr (@billasbr007) 1562816023000
The 38-year-old faced immense criticism for his slow tempo in this World Cup. He was also slammed for a 'baffling' batting approach against England. It is being speculated that this World Cup could be Mahi's last. After the tournament, he is quite likely to call it quits.
Captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and expressed disappointment on the team's loss.
Firstly I want to thank all our fans who came in huge numbers to support the team. You made it a memorable tourname… https://t.co/lTmDlHDYZB— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1562778424000
In pursuit of 240, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul all scored just one run each. This is the first time in the history of cricket that the first three batsmen of any team were dismissed for one run each.
Sharma and Rahul were dismissed by Mark Henry whereas Kohli was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult. Their dismissals restricted to India to 5/3. Dinesh Karthik (6) also failed to leave a mark and his dismissal pegged India back at 24/4.
Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya stitched together a partnership of 47 runs but their resistance ended as Pant (32) was sent back to the pavilion by Mitchell Santner. Pandya also departed after playing a knock of 32 runs as he was dismissed by Santner.
Earlier, the tail-enders dragged New Zealand to post 239 for the loss of eight against India in the first semi-final of the Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Picking up from where they left a day after rain halted the match, New Zealand added 28 runs to the scoreboard to finish their 50-over quota.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of bowlers as he returned with three wickets in his 10 overs quota and gave away just 43 runs.
(With inputs from ANI)