Tweet and sour ove the Ashes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hemant   
Wednesday, 08 December 2010
From the angry to the desperate, Australians took to Twitter to vent following the nation's humiliating Ashes defeat in Adelaide

Many want a clean-out of poorly performing players (including captain Ricky Ponting), while others long for the return of legends including Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne.

Even Warne - who led Australia to a famous victory in the last Adelaide Ashes test in 2006 - tweeted that England deserved their crushing win.

"Well the heavens haven't opened and England have outplayed Australia in all depts ... Well done to them they deserved there victory !!!" he wrote this morning.

For comedian Dave Hughes, watching Australia capitulate so rapidly this morning was too much.

"The only thing the Aussie bowlers are worse at than batting is bowling," he tweeted.

Many, many tweeters called for middle-order batsman Marcus North to be sacked, along with spinner Xavier Doherty and even Ponting.

"Bring in Phil Hughes for Katich, drop North and Doherty, bring in Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja. Ponting on the way out," @particularkev tweeted.

@tom-cho wrote: "If this doesn't make the selectors drop Marcus North and pick players on their form, what will?"

Referring to Ponting, @DublinKev tweeted: "And there must be serious question marks about Punter's captaincy, he looks bereft of ideas and inspiration now. Time for a change?"

The English meanwhile are making the most of their win, with Daily Mail writer Ian Ladyman tweeting: "Haven't just beaten Aussies here, we have embarrassed them. Remarkable. Utterly uplifting."

Former English captain Michael Vaughan - who had to suffer through countless defeats while playing in Australia - tweeted "Best performance from a England Side for years ... Never seen us hammer the Aussies ... Enjoy the day everyone."

And even the one piece of bad news for the English - that fast bowler Stuart Broad was returning home with a side strain - turned into more payouts for our struggling team.

"Stuart Broad is going home with a bad side ... not sure where the Australian team will sleep though, he's only got a two bed flat," @AndyPattinsonOz tweeted.

Not to be outdone, @alistairjhogg tweeted: "Ha ha. Joke's on you England! What on earth are you going to do for an entire day in Adelaide?"

By reading through the tweets of the many English fans in Adelaide, the answers were all the same - head to the pub to celebrate.

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