There’s no love lost between the ‘Barmy Army’ and Indian fans as both are seen having a go at each other on social media platforms. The English fan group always try to annoy the Indian fans through their posts and the Indian fans as well, never fail to give savage replies to their posts.
The bitter-sweet relationship between the two was once again on display as the fan group took to Twitter on Thursday to wish the England star opener Jason Roy on his birthday. The Barmy Army took to Twitter and posted a photograph of Jason Roy with the World Cup Trophy and captioned it “Happy Birthday to a man who has redefined opening the batting in white ball cricket. Have a belter @JasonRoy20.”
Within no time, several people began replying to the Tweet as they wished the English Opener Jason Roy but among the wishes were many replies from fans who seemed unhappy with the post. The replies to the Tweet began flooding with people correcting the Barmy Army, saying that it was actually Sanath Jayasuriya, Adam Gilchrist and Virender Sehwag who redefined opening in white-ball cricket.
Jason Roy has been the game-changer for England at the top of the order in recent times. The explosive opener has represented England in 105 ODIs scoring 3940 runs at an average of 40.62, with an excellent strike rate of 106.66 with 10 hundreds and 21 fifties to his name. The opener has also played 61 T20 internationals scoring 1477 runs at an average of 24, with a strike rate of 140.53 with eight fifties to his name. If there’s anyone who can serve as the best example of England’s new brand of cricket post world cup 2015, it’s Roy.
The opener with his tremendous hitting ability starts attacking the opposition right from the word go putting the opposition bowlers under pressure straight away.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Barmy Army’s birthday post for the opener:-
No he hasn't. Jayasuriya did that.
— Byda Lake (@JaySapp12) July 21, 2022
You mean Sehwag or Gilchrisht?
Roy may have redefined opening the batting in white cricket for England team only
— vijay (@vij_kaushik) July 21, 2022
Having birthday doesn't mean you'll award an player with claims he don't deserve
— Lazyweeb (@lazyweeb69) July 21, 2022
Roy is not only man who Redefined opening batting in white ball.Before him. Sehwag, Jaysurya, GilChrist already taught us how to do opening in White ball asa well as test cricket. Roy just copy them?, Or You can say For England Roy redefined opening??.
— Anshsinghthakur (@Singthakur29) July 21, 2022
Refined wtf? Plenty of players in the current era and the past have played this way.
England played a different brand of ODI Cricket as a team which was new.
— Karan Siwach (@karansiwach360) July 21, 2022
Redefined, you say? ha ha ha ha ha… Hype of English supporters be like -_- .. I can name at least 2-3 players better than him who actually redefined it :3
— Khandaker Noman, PhD (@noman_khandaker) July 22, 2022
In the end , Add the word ‘For England’ There are many Batsmen who redifined opening in White ball cricket better than Roy ? cheers mate
— Praga (@Atman_Prag) July 21, 2022
u missed romesh kaluwithrana…he revolutionized by exploiting field restrictions
— Lalit Sharma (@lalits5) July 21, 2022
No disrespect to jason roy he definitely current power hitter opening batsman nd best for England till date but sehwag do the same job for india so many time ago so you should put either for England or in current situation
— Jaydipsinh Parmar?? (@jaydipjd007) July 21, 2022