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KOLKATA: How Twitter saw Sunday’s World Twenty20 final between England and West Indies: “England 23/3 in 4.4 overs.. come on make a match.. we want to win a match worth calling finals not like this.” – @vCricketWI, independent news site England 23 / 3 in 4.4 overs.. come on make a match.. we want to...

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 3, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 3, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
World Twenty20 final – how Twitter saw it
West Indies's Carlos Brathwaite(L)and teammate Marlon Samuels celebrate after victory in the World T20 cricket tournament final match between England and West Indies at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on April 3, 2016. -AFP

West Indies’s Carlos Brathwaite(L)and teammate Marlon Samuels celebrate after victory in the World T20 cricket tournament final match between England and West Indies at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on April 3, 2016. -AFP

KOLKATA: How Twitter saw Sunday’s World Twenty20 final between England and West Indies:

“England 23/3 in 4.4 overs.. come on make a match.. we want to win a match worth calling finals not like this.”

– @vCricketWI, independent news site

“170 max please boys!! Could be less but not more begging.” – West Indies legend @BrianLara seeing England bat.


“Arise Sir @root66 ….”

– Former England skipper @MichaelVaughan 

“Brilliant effort by the WI & they will fancy this. England need to come up with something very special to win or for the WI to self destruct.” – Former Australian spin wizard @ShaneWarne


“NOOOOOOOOOO!!! Gayle c Stokes b Root 4. #WI 5-2 (1.3).”

– West Indies players union @wiplayers 

“Yorkshire on top against the #WI – always rely on the Yorkies to pull you through. Wow.” – English county champions @YorkshireCCC


“Ooh game on here! Who you going with?”

– Former Zimbabwe skipper  @BrendanTaylor86 

“Can someone tell the commentators that the reason rashid is bowling googlies all the time is a grip issue because the ball is wet with dew.” – Former England spinner Graeme Swann @Swannyg66


“Warnie will explain it I’m sure. The leggie requires way more grip on the ball than a wrong un and is therefore far riskier.”

– Swann

“It’s #WI 104 for #Yorkshire 5 – what a #WT20Final#ENGvWI.” – @YorkshireCCC


“I feel sick.”

– Swann

 @Swannyg66 

“Wow 6,6,6.” – New Zealand star Ross Taylor @RossLTaylor 


“Wowzers #T20WorldCupfinal

– Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith @GraemeSmith49 

“OMG…. !!!!” – India tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi @Maheshbhupathi 


“That is ridiculous….”

– Australian T20 star Glenn Maxwell @Gmaxi_32 

“Unbelievable game !brathwaite you beauty congratulations West Indies world champions ! Feel bad for stokes England outstanding throughout.” – India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh @YUVSTRONG12 


“Brrrrrreeeeaaaattthhhhhwwwaaaaiiiittttt u beauty @westindies@henrygayle@DJBravo47 congrats champions.”

– Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh @harbhajan_singh 

“Seen a lot of things over 25 yrs being involved in international cricket. But nothing quite like that finish to a game 6 6 6 6 congrats WI” – Warne


“Congratulations West Indies so much respect for them.. Against all odds..plus they hav so much fun feel like actually dancing with them.”

– India tennis star Sania Mirza @MirzaSania 

(Samaa/Agencies)

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