IND vs AFG: Fans come up with mixed reactions after Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson depart for golden ducks in M. Chinnaswamy

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru witnessed an unexpected turn of events during the third and final T20I of the three-match series between India and Afghanistan on Wednesday. The match saw India win the toss and opt to bat first, but the decision seemed to backfire when their top order crumbled like a house of cards, leaving fans with mixed emotions.

The rapid fall of wickets for India

The fall of wickets came swiftly, leaving the home team reeling at 22-4. The early departure of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Virat Kohli, and Sanju Samson sent shockwaves through the stadium, and the virtual world erupted with a cacophony of reactions. Jaiswal, who had shown promise in the series, managed only four runs off six balls.

Virat Kohli’s rare golden duck

The real jolt, however, came with the departure of Kohli, who faced just one ball before falling victim to Fareed Ahmad Malik. It marked Kohli’s first golden duck in T20Is, a rare sight that left fans in disbelief.

Sanju Samson’s golden duck

Samson, who had replaced Jitesh Sharma in the lineup, also faced a golden duck courtesy of Malik’s exceptional bowling. The dismissal was a result of a mistimed pull shot that ended up in the safe hands of the mid-off fielder. The short ball strategy seemed to be paying off for Afghanistan, with India’s top-order crumbling faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Fareed Ahmad Malik emerges as the nemesis

Fareed emerged as the nemesis for India, claiming three crucial wickets, including those of Kohli and Samson. The dismissals were a result of intelligent bowling, exploiting the weaknesses of the Indian batters.

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Memes and melancholy: Fans come up with mixed reactions

As the news of Kohli and Samson’s golden ducks spread, fans flooded social media with a myriad of reactions. While some expressed genuine sadness at witnessing their cricketing heroes fail, others chose a lighter approach, sparking a meme fest that took the internet by storm.

As the match continued, the mixed reactions from fans continued to pour in. Memes circulated, humour providing a coping mechanism for some, while others anxiously awaited the team’s recovery. One thing was for certain – cricket, with its unpredictability, never fails to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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