It is not everyday that Virat Kohli faces criticism from the Indian fans. The India skipper is treated like a demigod by the cricket-crazy fans of this nation. Kohli is the poster-boy of Indian cricket and he makes sure to live up to the lofty expectations with his exhilarating performances on the field. Not surprisingly, he is being adored by millions. However, on Thursday, the 30-year old was slammed by his hundreds of thousands of followers for his ill-timed post.
Virat Kohli took to Twitter to urge his followers to vote for their favourite clubs for the upcoming Indian Sports Honours without realising that the whole nation is mourning the death of CRPF jawans in a deadly terrorist attack. In what is called the worst-ever attack on security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir, close to 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Pulwama district.
Virat Kohli soon realised his mistake and deleted the tweet.
Here is a screenshot of that tweet:
But the fans were in no mood to let Kohli get away with it and slammed him on Twitter. Here are some of the messages:
Promotional tweet regarding sports honor awards voting. Wrong timing. Andharu dobbaru. Tweet delete cheaadu.
— Spidey (@MrStarksPeter) February 14, 2019
Paisa hi sab kuch nhi hota Virat
Jis desh me rehte ho, iss time uss desh k jawano par tweet karna jyada important tha
Sorry but this is not the right time to post that
— A (@AppeFizzz) February 14, 2019
Virat aapke team sea jo bhi aapka Social Media Account handle karta hai
Wo Bahut Bada Pagal hai
— Raja ❤️ (@RaghurajPrSingh) February 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Kohli is likely to return to action during the upcoming home series against Australia. He was given a break after the first three ODIs against New Zealand. The series against Australia will begin with a T20I on February 24. After the two T20Is, the five-match ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (Jamtha) in Nagpur will host the second ODI on the 5th.
The third ODI will take place at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on March 8. The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali will host the penultimate ODI on the 10th. The series will conclude with the final ODI at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on 13 March.
The series will be India’s last international assignment before the ICC World Cup in England and Wales.