Ranchi, March 26: Soon after Team India's defeat in the ICC World Cup semi-final against Australia, massive protests were held in several cities in the country on Thursday, March 26.
Disappointed with India's loss in the tournament, fans in Kanpur broke television set, showed protest against cricketers who failed to defeat Australia to reach the final. [World Cup: Intolerant media and fans attack Team India when they need to be proud]
Kanpur (UP): Fans break television set after India's loss at World Cup semi-final pic.twitter.com/7GpYNdQC4r— ANI (@ANI_news) March 26, 2015
Kanpur (UP): Fans break television set after India's loss at World Cup semi-final https://t.co/kZHgTcbVKG— ANI (@ANI_news) March 26, 2015
Citing the tense situation in the country, security has been beefed up outside Team India captain MS Dhoni's residence in Ranchi. Dhoni's family members will be given full protection, said an official.
Ranchi: Security tightened outside MS Dhoni's residence after India's loss at the World Cup semi-final. pic.twitter.com/fSm54d80IX— ANI (@ANI_news) March 26, 2015
Meanwhile, Dhoni, during a post-match press conference, refused to concede that this was his final World Cup appearance. [I am 33 and still fit, says MS Dhoni ruling out ODI retirement]
Replying to queries regarding his future plans, Dhoni said, "I am not sure." However, he also added, "I am 33. I am running, I am still fit. Maybe next year after World T20 (2016) I will decide."
India lost by 95 runs to Australia in the semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2015 on Thursday. Dhoni-led side was unbeaten in 7 matches but the winning run was halted on Thursday.