Yesterday, the English Cricket team crashed out of the Cricket World Cup, to add the final flourish to an already embarrassing tournament for the Three Lions. In a must-win game against Bangladesh, England saw themselves lose by 15 runs. The English side underperformed throughout the entire tournament and the final loss caused an eruption of anger and amusement throughout Twitter from fans, news pundits and athletes alike.
— Telegraph Sport (@TelegraphSport) March 10, 2015
BBC Sport reported on the embarrassing loss. England’s defeats to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh came as a shock to most. This poor form has left all English supporters in shock and has left the players aghast.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 9, 2015
Piers Morgan an acclaimed cricket fan tweeted several times about England’s disappointing performance. Morgan claims the fans and cricket writers who supported the removal of Kevin Pieterson are just as responsible as the team for England’s poor run.
Those England cricket writers & gullible fans who relished the sacking of our best player are just as culpable for today’s ignominy. #kp
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2015
Here are some other Twitter reactions from fans across the globe.
@TweeterAlliss the only unsuccessful Irish sportsman this week was the England cricket team captain
— Karl Fox (@Karl_Fox1888) March 2, 2015
— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) March 2, 2015
When can we play @ECB_cricket?
— Malaysia Cricket (@MalaysiaCricket) March 9, 2015
I CANNOT BELIVE THIS! I JUST CANNOT! But, well done Bangladesh! You deserved it! #ENGvBAN
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 9, 2015
— Japan Cricket Assoc. (@CricketJapan) March 9, 2015