New Delhi, Mar 15: New Zealand stunned hosts India in the opening World Twenty20 game at the VCA Stadium, in Nagpur, today (March 15).
Chasing a modest target of 127, the Indian batting line-up fell like a castle of cards as Men In Blue fell in the spin trap of the BlackCaps.
As India batters were bundled out at 79 in 18 overs, fans took to Twitter to express their angst over shocking defeat of their favourite side.
There were some who criticised the Indian batting for gifting 9 wickets to spinners, all soft dismissals, while there were others who are hopeful of Team India's comeback in the tournament.
Here is what all Twiteratti had to say:
we dedicate this match to our beloved mccullum n respected late martin crowe..pls accept this gift from us n bless india to win WC #IndvsNZ— thiagarajan (@tigerthia) March 15, 2016
So India is bowled OUT under 83.... Pakistanis must be happy now... 😉😉😉 Thank you NZ for Revenge...😄 #IndvsNZ— Hania (@HaniaSays) March 15, 2016
#IndvsNZ— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 15, 2016
I hope they don't have the feature called "turning point of the match." They'll have to one by one show all the points in the pitch
It isn't just the defeat that hurts, or even the margin. It is the manner of dismissals. 9 out of 10 soft as soft can be #IndvsNZ— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) March 15, 2016
Don't worry guys. This was just a wake up call India badly needed. Beating Ban, Pak ,SL to win Asia cup was easy. This is tough #IndvsNZ— Amit.A (@Amit_smiling) March 15, 2016
In 2007 WT20, India lost just one match that too against NewZealand and the rest is history..— sreekumarvs (@sreekumarvs123) March 15, 2016
Keep Calm & believe in TeamIndia#IndvsNZ