Pietersen, Vaughan & more: Twitter reacts as India embarrass England
Kevin Pietersen and Michael Vaughan take to Twitter after India beat England by nine wickets in fourth ODI
England were outplayed in every department as India romped to a nine-wicket victory and with it an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODI series with one match to play.
Ajinkya Rahane compiled a majestic 106 as India chased down England’s meagre 206 with ease, whilst Moeen Ali top-scored for the hosts with 67 from 50 balls.
Here is a selection of tweets from players, past and present, as well as selected celebrity onlookers in chronological order.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris (@Scottbstyris)wasn’t prepared to mix his words: “That’s a proper spanking #engvsind”
Exiled former England batsman Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) highlighted the impact of IPL cricket as the reason for the gulf in class between the two sides: “You are seeing a young Indian side here in which the players are being schooled every year in the IPL…They smash the likes of Steyn, Johnson, Starc etc every week, which gives them a collective confidence to do it in international cricket”
Former England women cricketer Isa Guha (@IsaGuha), now a pundit was in high praise for India’s centurion and match-winner: “Rahane is so impressive – such class and elegance when he bats. Really enjoy watching him #engvsind”
Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas (SimonThomasSKY) summed up the thoughts of England fans up and down the country when he remarked: “My days England are hopeless at one day cricket #engvsind”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) has had enough: “England playing India again! Is it For charity ? Like cricketathon!!!”
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) wants Alastair Cook out: “We sack the most destructive batsman in the history of English cricket and get THIS instead? Absolutely embarrassing. #CookOut #BringBackKP”
Finally, Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) keeps it short: “WOW……#wtf”