Well,130 crore Indians cried on Wednesday as dreams of 'Ek aur baar' were crushed as the Men in Blue crashed out of the World Cup going down to the Kiwis in the first Semi-final. As emphasized by the winning New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, the moment former Indian skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni got runout was a crucial moment which turned the tide of the match.
While many critics have been analysing what could have been differently, fans have been beside themselves as they saw the usual stoic Dhoni shed a few tears as he returned to the pavilion.
Fans have been pouring their love for their 'Captain Cool' on Twitter with the hashtag #LoveYouDhoni trending:
While speculations about the former skipper hanging up his boots after India's exit from the showpiece event loomed after the match, skipper Kohli said that he nor the team was aware of what Dhoni had in mind.
On Wednesday, Team India fell narrowly short as the second day of the World Cup semifinal at Manchester's Old Trafford against New Zealand witnessed the Kiwis come out on top by 18 runs. They had resumed batting at 211/5 in 46.1 overs after rain had interrupted them on Tuesday and set India a target of 240 to win. India were bowled out for 221 with 3 balls to play.