Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh made a one-line statement in response to former England captain Michael Vaughan pointing out the empty seats during Wednesday's World Cup 2023 match between India and Afghanistan in Delhi. Harbhajan Singh responded with a vicious one-liner to Vaughan's question on why there were so many vacant seats in Delhi for the India Game. "Are u watching the game or empty seats?"
Are u watching the game or empty seats ?? https://t.co/4e1wgfAckn— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 11, 2023
Reactions to the matter brought up by Michael Vaughan were conflicted. "People of England and Pakistan cry most when it's about India, they just can't digest our success," a user commented.
Another user commented, "I think he was watching Pakistan vs. Netherlands HIGHLIGHTS."
The issue of World Cup match ticket availability was brought up by some online users. But it's a good question, too. Earlier World Cup games would always have a full house for any of India's games. So even after there is a hoseful, his question is still relevant? What's up, bro? In fact, a lot of individuals complained that they had trouble getting tickets.
A different user wrote: "Bhajji pa, empty seats make my heart sink as I spent hours trying to book ticket in every venue and was unsuccessful.."Social media users have criticized the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over some World Cup games' low turnout.
The Indian Cricket Board has pledged to issue additional tickets after some fans raised the issue of a paltry crowd on social media despite no tickets being made available online. "I never saw Chepauk so deserted. Recently, a person tweeted, "Who the hell has all these tickets?," in reference to the India-Australia game.
Returning to the World Cup match from Wednesday, Rohit Sharma's team extended their winning streak by defeating Afghanistan by an eight-wicket margin at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi. Rohit Sharma took the initiative in the 273-run chase, hitting an 84-ball 131 to set a World Cup record for most hundreds.
Following a decision to bat, India overcame Afghanistan's score of 272 for 8 with the aid of fellow opener Ishan Kishan (47), Virat Kohli (55 not out), and Shreyas Iyer (25 not out).
Azmatullah Omarzai (62) and Afghanistan's captain Hashmatullah Shahidi (80) both scored superb fifty-sixes, while India's best bowler was Jasprit Bumrah (4/39).