Virat Kohli tweet lands Essex Cricket in trouble with Indian cricket team fans
Virat Kohli’s half century was the subject of a cheeky tweet from Essex Cricket, but it did not go down well with the Indian cricket team fans.Updated: Jul 29, 2018 10:06 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The warm-up match against Essex was the perfect chance for the Indian cricket team players to gear up for the Test series against England and skipper Virat Kohli did not disappoint. The flamboyant batsman scored 68 off 93 balls to steady the Indian innings after they lost three early wickets on Day 1.
The official Twitter handle of Essex Cricket decided to congratulate Kohli with a cheeky tweet that read: “This guy’s not bad at cricket... 50 up for @imVkohli off 67 balls!”. However, the tweet did not go down well with the Virat Kohli and Indian cricket team fans who did not hold back on their criticism.
He will score atleast 3 centuries this summer to shut the mouth of people like you !!— Gaurav Kalra (@daredevilgaurav) July 25, 2018
The caption should be ... This guy's unbelievable in cricket— Virat's_girl:* (@coolmonideepa) July 25, 2018
you're being internet explorer of cricket. What u said was being said in 2009. Now, @imVkohli is legend.— Manish Gadre (@GadManCrazy) July 26, 2018
So at last you too knew it, though you were the last to know it. Anyway it's better late than never.— Ashok Goenka (@ashokgoenka) July 28, 2018
The warm-up match ultimately ended in a draw with rain hampering play on the final day of the encounter. But, the India batsmen were able to gain some good practice in the middle ahead of the high-octane five-match Test rubber against hosts England, starting August 1 in Birmingham.
In reply to India’s first inning score of 395, Essex rode on Paul Walter’s 75 and Michael-Kyle Pepper’s 68 to pile 359/8. For India, Umesh Yadav returned impressive figures of 4/35 while Ishant Sharma scalped three wickets conceding 59 runs.
First Published: Jul 29, 2018 09:58 IST