The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were criticised on social media after a tweet from their official account used the word “thump” to describe the team’s tense 11-run World Cup victory over minnows Afghanistan on Saturday, reports AFP.
Gritty Afghanistan gave title contenders India a big scare in Southampton after restricting Virat Kohli’s side to 224 for eight and then taking the chase to the final over.Mohammad Nabi nearly pulled it off for Afghanistan, but India paceman Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick to seal the game in the last over as the underdogs were bowled out for 213.
The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wrote, “And we march on - #TeamIndia thump Afghanistan by 11 runs”.
“Thump? That is hugely disingenuous to a team that pushed you to the last over. Well played Afghanistan and perhaps India can learn how to win graciously,” a Twitter user, who goes by the name leebailey, said.