Eng cricketer Graeme Swann receives death threats on Twitter

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England cricketer Graeme Swann
England, Oct 28: England cricketer, Graeme Swann claims to have received death threats on Twitter after his team lost to India in the ODI series.

"Although I don't condone death threats on Twitter, I could almost understand it when I had a couple of hundred people threatening all manner of retribution after Tuesday's match," said the cricketer.

"Not everyone in cyberworld has a perspective - after all, it is only a game of cricket. But you can almost understand why people get wound up," said Swann as quoted by the Sun.

"It can't be easy to watch us, not just losing but losing the way we did."

India won the one-day series against England as they completed a 5-0 whitewash of England with a 95-run victory in the fifth and final ODI that was held in Kolkata on Oct, 25, Tuesday.

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