Former cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra was involved in a heated exchange of words on Twitter with one of his followers. The former India Test opener was not at all impressed when the user accused of being partial and went on to call him the ‘chamcha of Virat Kohli’. It all started when Aakash Chopra took to Twitter to praise the India skipper for his stunning catch in the third ODI to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne.
Virat Kohli pulled off a stunning diving catch to send back Labuschagne and end the 127-run stand between him and Steve Smith. However, the user was not really happy with Aakash Chopra’s tweet. The reason behind his reaction was Aakash Chopra’s failure to post a tweet in praise of Manish Pandey who too had taken a stunner in the second ODI to dismiss David Warner.
“Hello Mr chamcha of virat Kohli why you not tweeted when pandeyji takes a superb catch in last match,” wrote the user.
Hello Mr chamcha of virat Kohli why you not tweeted when pandeyji takes a superb catch in last match
— SHASHANK TIWARI (@imSRTiwarii) January 19, 2020
As expected, Aakash Chopra was not at all impressed with the tweet and hit back at the fan in a sarcastic manner. He first told the user sorry before lashing out at him while also stating why he could not praise Manish Pandey on Twitter, writing:
“Sorry. I pledge to tweet on every great catch taken in 2020. 😐 Get a life, dude. I was on commentary when Pandey ji took that catch and called it. And Praised it. I don’t tweet while commentating.”
Sorry. I pledge to tweet on every great catch taken in 2020. 😐
Get a life, dude. I was on commentary when Pandey ji took that catch and called it. And Praised it. I don’t tweet while commentating. https://t.co/xVNikaQX4u
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 19, 2020
India, meanwhile, beat Australia by seven wickets in the third and final ODI to win the series 2-1 after losing the series-opener by ten wickets. Batting first, Australia scored 286 for 9 with Steve Smith’s 131 being the highest score. In reply, India chased down the total inside 48 overs with Rohit Sharma (119) and Virat Kohli (89) starring with the bat.