Indian skipper Virat Kohli has once again found himself at the receiving end of criticism and trolling after the Indian cricket team was brutally defeated by Joe Root’s England in the 1st Test of the ongoing 4-match Test series.
On Day 5 of the 1st Test match, resuming the day with 381 runs adrift of the target, the England cricket team dominated the game from the word go and bundled-up the Indian cricketers in quick successions. James Anderson turned out to be the hero of the match for England’s side after he put up a special performance in the morning. Following his heroics, other bowlers also joined hands to seal a memorable win.
Virat too was dismissed for cheap before the Indian skipper played out a gutsy knock. However, Kohli’s fighting knock of 72 runs went in vain as England registered a memorable victory over team India in the series opener.
Though the Indian skipper Virat tried to hold the game, however, the moment he was dismissed, the batting line-up collapsed and India lost the game eventually.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with reactions from Twitterati on this. Fans of the Indian cricket team were quick to castigate the charismatic leader of the Indian team. Fans also highlighted Virat’s poor record as a captain of late and asked for his removal as the skipper of team India.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Virat Kohli such a Impactful player. Without him It took India 3 tests in Australia to go on top and create history but he joined and put us back to be a losing side in just one test. Incredible impact.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) February 9, 2021
Ajinkya Rahane beat Australia in Australia with net bowlers and T20 batsmen. Virat Kohli can't beat England in India with his top bowlers and batsmen. This is getting ridiculous. Kohli's Bangalore has finished last in IPL every time. Isn't that proof he's not captaincy material.
— Rakesh Krishnan Simha (@ByRakeshSimha) February 7, 2021
— Rahul Jâykãr (@RahulJykr1) February 9, 2021
Gone With The Wind….. Team India at Chepauk.
— Kannan (@kannandelhi) February 9, 2021
@imVkohli : Another embarrassing defeat under your captaincy, first NZ, then Australia and now in India, if u have even an iota of self respect, renounce captaincy.@BCCI : We need Virat the bat not Virat the captain.#INDvsENG_2021 #Disappointment
— Mohit (@Mohit1717) February 9, 2021
I just want the English team to clean sweep the series..dont want to see choker kohli as captain again..this test was very important with respect to the test championship finals but India under choker @imVkohli has a history of not doing well in such situations #INDvENG
— Vinayak Bharadwaj (@bharadw5) February 9, 2021
Virat Kohli is the most unluckiest captain in the history of cricket
— Kiran (@lame_brain_) February 9, 2021
Virat Kohli has now lost his last four Tests as captain – the most he has lost in succession (Wellington, Christchurch, Adelaide & Chennai).
In the seven Tests prior to the current streak, he had won seven in a row, the longest such sequence for an Indian captain.#INDvENG
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 9, 2021
— Rohit D (@rohitd1999) February 9, 2021
In the mean time, after India’s massive defeat by England, team India has now slipped down to fourth place in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points table. On the other hand, the England cricket team has successfully reached the summit after their sixth win.