It's not with regularity that the Indian national football team takes to the pitch nowadays. However, with its first international friendly in over seven months being played out in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, droves of the Blue Tigers' fans peered eagerly onto their laptop and computer screens to gauge the performance of their beloved team in Blue.
Needless to say, India's bout against hosts Cambodia didn't disappoint. An enthralling tie saw the away side pluck the plaudits with a 3-2 win over the onve Khmer ruled country's Kouprey's, on Wednesday, 22nd March. Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Sandesh Jhingan netted for Stephen Constantine's men, while Khuon Laboravy and Chan Vanthanaka rifled in the goals for a defiant Blues' side.
Indian football's firmly supportive Twitterati were out in force and were also in dissection mode, well before, during and after the match. Here are a collection of the best tweets from last night.
Satisfaction Guaranteed and Delivered-
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) March 22, 2017
— Jules Alberto (@jules_alberto) March 22, 2017
— football news india (@fni) March 22, 2017
— Arpan Hariyani (@Arpan1746) March 22, 2017
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) March 22, 2017
The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) President Praful Patel was certainly a satisfied fan -
Big congratulations to the boys on an impressive victory against Cambodia in the international friendly today. https://t.co/b9Lp6nkTQV
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) March 22, 2017
The Dissatisfied Ones - Certain to say, the scoreline and nature of the performance left leeway for satire and carp from the national team's fans.
— Kaustav Bera (@hopelessk) March 22, 2017
— Swapnaneel Parasar (@Swapyo) March 22, 2017
Wow. India setting new low standards of defending. And Cambodia setting even lower standards of goal scoring. #CAMvsIND
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) March 22, 2017
Complaints for the Authorities -
— Kushal Vaskar Gautam (@iTsKVG19) March 22, 2017
— Vijay sarathi (@VijaySarathiKVS) March 22, 2017
A certainly entertaining tie on the Analysis front. India will now take on Myanmar, flagging off their qualifiers at Yangon's Thuwanna YTC Stadium.