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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.

cricket Updated: Jul 29, 2018 10:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli scored a half century for India in the warm-up match against Essex.(Twitter)

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.

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