National Anthem debate in India is pretty intense these days and caught amid wrong currents this time is the Indian Skipper, Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli has always been vocal about his patriotism and has always taken immense pride in representing the nation. But what happened today at Eden Gardens before the commencement of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka might fetch him some heavy duty criticism.
In the pre match National Anthem ceremony Virat was spotted chewing a gum as the National Anthem was being sung.
Virat is a stalwart batsman, unarguably the best in the game and has a sprawling fan bas. But this might seem too big a blunder for his fans to cover up as this time it’s about the National Anthem.
This isn’t the first time a cricketer was spotted chewing gum during the National Anthem. Parvez Rasool was caught in a similar act and he was handed over a vehement castigation for his act.
The spinner from J&K too was seen chewing a gum in his maiden game and given how people responded to this mistake one would have to say that the skipper might be in some trouble for this silly blunder.
National Anthem is indeed a symbol of our pride that we take in being Indians. We must also not overlook the fact that this time it isn’t just any player but the captain of the national side and his actions would have much greater repercussions.
Now we look forward to see how Kohli handles this. Would he apologise for this mistake which puts his patriotism in doubt?
Video: Virat Kohli Caught Chewing Gum During National Anthem