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The News Minute | March 26, 2015 | 06:42 pm IST After the Indian team was beaten by Australia by 95 runs in the second semifinal in Sydney on Thursday, Times Now started with the trend #ShamedInSydney on television. The Indian team has surprised almost everyone by getting this far in the competition and most fans seemed satisfied, even gracious, in a country where emotions run high where cricket is concerned. And while Congratulations Australia had started trending in India, Times Now decided to take the other route and suggested that the Indian team had let "a billion" down. After the odd user tweeted with the hashtag, #ShamedInSydney was quickly replaced by #ShameOnTimesNow with users expressing their seeming disgust at the hashtag. Dear @TimesNow we're proud of our team for whatever they did in WC. We stand by them. It's not #ShameInSydney u morons its #ShameOnTimesNow — one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) March 26, 2015 Instead of trending #ShameinSydney. We must trend #ShametoUTimesNow @TimesNow — ManishKinhikar (@manishkinhikar) March 26, 2015 Dear @TimesNow,let your twitter hadler face Mitchell Starc for 1 ball & then talk abt #ShameInSydney!You guys have lost the plot! #IndvsAus — Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) March 26, 2015 Seems like @TimesNow hs totally lost in the attempt to sensationalize everythin. It's not #ShameInSydney, but #ShameOnYouBeingTheNewsChannel — Aladdin (@Alllahdin) March 26, 2015 Its a disgrace what media like @TimesNow resorts to creating #ShameinSydney hashtags! Nothing could be cheaper! Dare talk about #patriotism — Ushy Mohan Das (@UshyMohanDas) March 26, 2015 @TimesNow You guys have completely lost it! How can u have a stupid hashtag like #ShameInSydney? #TeamIndia did well. The better team won! — Sujata Suri (@sujatasuri) March 26, 2015 @timesnow the #ShameInSydney tag is HORRIBLE cricket is a game. Australia played bloody well and they won. Accept that. — Indian MCRmy (@MCRmy_India) March 26, 2015 #ShameInSydney have u gone crazy @TimesNow we fans loved the way #teamindia played this championship I am are proud of it. #ShameOnTimesNow — Anshu (@unshoe_) March 26, 2015 Shame on @TimesNow who are feeling #shame on #TeamIndia.They have given us proud moments by thrashing 7 teams. N0 #ShameInSydney. — Manoj (@manoj61agarwal) March 26, 2015 Times Now tried to trend #ShameinSydney but what's trending now on Twitter is #ShameonTimesNow I LOVE TWITTER! — Sruthisagar (@sruthisagar) March 26, 2015 Read- More than two lakh tweets in over 12 hours, #ShameOnTimesNow continues to trend Tweet Follow @thenewsminute