Even as England cannot wait to complete their final assignment before leaving India, England’s interim Twenty20 captain has alleged that death threats were the order of the day after the ODI series loss.
England were completely dominant over India when India toured England. A battered Indian team limped back home and it was suggested that the England team would show more dynamism than they have in previous years when they came to India for the ODI series. However, to the England captain, Alastair Cook’s shock and dismay, England not only lost the ODI series in a 5-0 series whitewash but also, were beaten rather comprehensively by India on all five occasions.
With Stuart Broad injured and unable to make the Indian trip, Swann was appointed the England Twenty20 captain and he leads England in the one off Twenty20 international against India, Swann spoke not only about the controversy over his criticism of Kevin Pietersen’s captaincy in his autobiography but also, spoke of how furious the fans were after England’s disappointing losses in the Indian sub continent.
Swann revealed how angry fans took to Twitter to post messages that bordered on death threats after England followed up a successful home run with a disappointing and unimpressive ODI performance in India. Although Indian fans were not complaining, or even particularly jubilant for that matter, England cricket fans certainly could not take the let down easy. As Swann now leads the England team in the Twenty20 match, he will be opening it will not be an empty handed return for England following the Diwali implosion.