#WellPaidIndia is trending as fans wonder whether the India-Afghanistan match was fixed.
ByFaisal Chughtai | Published date:
India beat Afghanistan by 66 runs in the Super 12s match, giving them their first 2021 T20 World Cup victory. After a poor bowling effort by Afghanistan, Indian hitters regained their form and posted the best total of the campaign thus far.
Afghanistan performed badly in all three categories, bowling and fielding poorly, losing several easy catches, and having a lot of misfields.
Their batting also failed under comparatively easy batting conditions, with the ball falling into the bat neatly and Indian bowlers unable to hold the ball due to dew in the field.
The cricketing community was skeptical of India's convincing victory, believing that the match was pre-planned for India to win.
The cricketing community was upset with the outcome, as many expected Afghanistan to put up more of a fight against the already depleted Indian cricket squad.
The cricketing community flocked to social media to share their thoughts on the match. The hashtag '#WellPaidIndia' is presently trending on Twitter, with many believing that the match was rigged and that India paid off the Afghanistan cricket team to lose.
Here are a few examples of tweets: