Josh Hazlewood ripped by Barmy Army for his comments on knocking England out of 2024 T20 World Cup

Barmy Army and Josh Hazlewood

England’s Barmy Army fan club has targeted Australia and its pacer Josh Hazlewood after the 2021 champions’ exit from the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Australia was denied entry to the final four stages by the India-Afghanistan team, who defeated Bangladesh to reach their first semi-final of an ICC event. The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, swept the Australians in a sensational Super 8 match that took place last night at the Darren Sammy Stadium in Saint Lucia.

Mitchell Marsh’s team had entered the 20-team T20 World Cup as one of the favorites to win the competition. However, Australia suffered consecutive defeats against two Asian teams – India and Afghanistan, which knocked them out of the tournament. The Baggy Greens were chasing their third ICC title in less than a year after winning the 2023 WTC and CWC finals.

On both occasions, they defeated the same Rohit Sharma-led Indian team, first at the Oval and then in Ahmedabad. Pat Cummins kept his promise by silencing over a million Indian fans, but this time they won’t be able to do it. They will now see their bitter rivals – India, England, South Africa and now Afghanistan battle it out in the semi-finals.

The likes of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood, among others, are being recklessly trolled by Indian and English fans on social media. Hazlewood is in the spotlight because it was he who admitted to journalists that England’s exit from the competition is the best for them.

Josh Hazlewood had also indicated that losing a match against Scotland in the group stage ends up sending England back home. However, the tables have turned and both rivals have reached the place where they wanted to be.

Barmy Army targets Josh Hazlewood with X post

The England cricket fan club, known as the ‘Barmy Army’, was very vocal about Josh Hazlewood’s desire to see the reigning champions come out. They did everything they could on his behalf to express their displeasure after hearing those comments and after Australia’s departure yesterday, they have intensified the trolling.

Barmy Army took to X (formerly Twitter) to post Josh Hazlewood’s photo from the press conference with a caption that read: “Images that precede unfortunate events.”

India Vs England has no reserve day

Meanwhile, the match between India and England in the semi-final does not have a reserve day in case the match is lost. Instead, the ICC has allocated an extra 250 minutes for the match to take place even if rain disrupts play.

But if the match is completely lost without a ball being bowled, then the Wacky Army and England will pack up and leave home. This is because India will continue as Group 1 leaders in the Super 8s, while the Three Lions finished as Group 2 runners-up.