India's loss to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup broke a billion hearts. Now, while India did show tremendous fighting spirit and took the game till to the penultimate over, it just wasn't enough.
India lost because the team just had one bad day on the field. One cannot point fingers at individuals in times like these.
But right after the game, this news channel did.
The channel posted an online Twitter poll asking people which player was to blame for India's loss.
Who is responsible for Team India's WC semi-final loss against New Zealand?#INDvsNZ— ABP News (@abpnewstv) July 10, 2019
But it did not get the reaction it expected. People from all corners of the country, who saw the post, went ahead and called it out for 'poor journalistic standards'.
Don't. Please.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 10, 2019
Don't know who fallen below today - Indian batting standards or Indian journalism standards— IRONY MAN (@karanku100) July 10, 2019
Must be really proud of yours journalism eh ?? #shame— Shreevats goswami (@shreevats1) July 10, 2019
This Third Rate Survey Post also got responses from viewer? Unfortunate! This Team has brought Many Glorious Moments for the Country! You can't win every time. Players are Human Beings Not Robots. Please give them due regards and please don't break their Morales!— Goutam Mitra (@goutammitra23) July 11, 2019
None ,stop trying to make villians of our cricketers. Not fair at all— Lotus (@HittsVora) July 10, 2019
Don't know about Cricket but ABP news is responsible for shitty journalism.— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) July 10, 2019
This is insensitive. Stop blaming and disrespecting your players.— Himanjali Gautam (@sweetnyasa) July 10, 2019
Look, the Indian players played extremely well throughout the tournament. They were knocked out because they had 45 bad minutes in the game. As unfair as that is, the credit for India's loss truly goes to New Zealand, and New Zealand only!