“Abusing children…” – Twitter slams ‘The Barmy Army’ for cheeky comment on Indian fans during IND vs ENG first Test

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Fans slam England's The Barmy Army


England’s famous ‘bazball’ tactics failed on Day 1 of the first IND vs ENG Test match in Hyderabad. England scored 246 runs in their first innings and gave away 8 wickets to the Indian spinners. However, ‘The Barmy Army’, which is the fan club of the English cricket team, did something unexpected in ‘X’.

In a tweet shared by TNT Sports, Indian children could be seen celebrating after India’s performance on Day 1. They also carried a message that read: “England pray for rain”, however, ‘The Barmy Army’ He lost his cool after watching the video and responded to the tweet and wrote, “Ras@#$%.”

While ‘The Barmy Army’ is known for roasting the rival team through their sarcastic and cryptic posts, this was something unexpected from ‘The Barmy Army’. The English team maintained a race pace of 3.20 runs per session, the slowest since the introduction of ‘bazball’.

Winning the toss and batting first seemed right for England at one point, when openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley added 55 runs for the first wicket. However, it didn’t take long for Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to act and quickly removed three English batsmen in the space of 20 balls.

Jonny Bairstow (37) and Joe Root (29) got the innings back on track after adding 61 runs for the fourth wicket. However, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel ended their stay in the area. Ben Stokes tried to attack the Indian bowlers and hit 6 fours and three sixes during his knock of 70 runs off 88 balls.

The Indian bowlers proved to be too much for England as the visitors finished with 246 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared 6 wickets between them, while Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2 wickets each.

India ended Day 1 at 119/1, in which Yashasvi Jaiswal (76*) and Shubman Gill (14*) are present at the crease.

Netizens criticize ‘The Barmy Army’ for cheeky tweet about Indian fans

Netizens criticized ‘The Barmy Army’ on ‘X’ and had different reactions. Some of them are mentioned below:

After a strong finish on Day 1, India will look to continue their offensive approach on Day 2.