Indian fans are too emotional about cricket. No one is exempted from the criticism and Murali Vijay had to face harsh words of Indian fans on social media.
Murali Vijay was supposed to repeat his performance of 2014 series against England in this series too. He was the highest run-getter for the Indian team in the 2014 series and much was expected from him.
However, he failed to deliver in the first two Tests and things have become more embarrassing for him, as he bagged a pair in the second Test at the home of cricket, Lord's.
In both the innings, Murali was hunted down by the English bowling spearhead James Anderson. He could only face 13 balls in the whole match.
The fire was fanned when England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs at Lord's to go 2-0 up in the series. India will have to win all the remaining matches to win the series, which looks highly unlikely considering their struggle in English condition.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Murali Vijay is two or three tests away from opening a Chinese restaurant...— Mostly Offline Send Email Instead (@sidin) August 12, 2018
As if India don't have enough top-order troubles...— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay vs South Africa and England in 2018 in 10 overseas innings:
1, 13, 46, 9, 8, 25, 20, 6, 0, 0. #EngvInd
The last time I remember Murali Vijay scoring was when he won over Dinesh Karthik's wife #ENGvIND— Anil Kumble (@CoachKumble) August 10, 2018
Instead of opening for India, Murali Vijay should open Poultry farm with the ducks he got.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) August 13, 2018
If Murali Vijay scores more than 5 I'll deactivate my account.— Abdullah (@abdullahmajeed_) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay is to Team India what Rahul Gandhi is to Congress. Both contribute to the victory of the opposition.#ENDvIND— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay tried to get out early to avoid any partnership with Dinesh Karthik - Sources #ENGvIND— Amol Karke (@Imamol97) August 12, 2018