Amitabh Bachchan reacts to Andrew Flintoff’s jibe on Virat Kohli

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 12:48 IST
India's Virat Kohli runs between the wickets during the World T20 cricket tournament match. (AFP Photo)

Virat Kohli’s sublime performance on Sunday helped Team India storm into the semifinals of the World T20 cricket tournament with a sensational six-wicket victory over Australia.

Kohli scored 82 from just 51 runs and shared a brilliant 67-run partnership with Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni which proved to be the match-winner against the Aussies.

Chasing 161, India lost both of openers quite early in the game but turned it on its head in the last four overs with the flamboyant Kohli unleashing a flurry of shots to take the game away from the Australians.

As everyone from sportspersons, film stars and even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his brilliant match-winning innings on Twitter, former English Test international Andrew Flintoff compared him to the England cricket star Joe Root.

Flintoff’s tweet did not go down well with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who was one of the celebrities to comment on his performance. He replied to Flintoff’s tweet by posting that he has no idea who Root is adding that India will ‘uproot’ him if the two teams meet in the tournament’s final.

The interaction, however, ended amicably after Flintoff took Bachchan’s reply quite sportingly.

Here is a look at the conversation between Bachchan and Flintoff:

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