Netizens had mixed reactions to India losing the toss ahead of the semi-final contest between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester on 9 July. Deeming it as a crucial factor, a section of fans said that New Zealand winning the toss had increased the chances of the Black Caps to win the game while a section of confident Indian fans said that the outcome of the toss was irrelevant to the game's result.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. Although Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that he would have chosen to bat first too had he won the toss, Kohli maintained that the condition of the pitch was not subjected to huge changes in addition to the light drizzle that the Old Trafford was witnessing. Fans were worried about the toss after forecasts of rain during the latter half of the game was made, which now looks like India's batting will be affected by showers.
Here are some of the reactions:
If rain plays spoilsport again, there is no need to worry as the ICC has provided a reserve day. The match will restart the next day, Wednesday, at the same venue. If it rains on Wednesday as well, India will move to the final because they finished higher in the group stage, 1st, as compared to New Zealand's 4th.