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Indian fans raged at World Cup defeat, smash TV sets

MUMBAI:  The Indian cricket fans burst into anger after their team crashed out of the World Cup after ruthless defeat in the semi final today at the hands of Australia, ARY News reported.

Fans in Kanpur broke television set, showed protest against cricketers who failed to defeat Australia to reach the final.

Simiilarly, in view of the tense milieu due to raged fans, security has been beefed up outside Team India captain MS Dhoni’s residence in Ranchi. Dhoni’s family members will be given full protection, said an Indian media report.

Meanwhile, Dhoni, during a post-match press conference, refused to concede that this was his final World Cup appearance. [I am 33 and still fit, says MS Dhoni ruling out ODI retirement] Replying to queries regarding his future plans, Dhoni said, “I am not sure.” However, he also added, “I am 33. I am running, I am still fit.

Maybe next year after World T20 (2016) I will decide.” India lost by 95 runs to Australia in the semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2015 on Thursday. Dhoni-led side was unbeaten in 7 matches but the winning run was halted on Thursday.  

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