The clash between Indian skipper Virat Kohli and England’s star bowler James Anderson is always mouthwatering and after all the drama that took place during the second Test match, fans were waiting excitedly for the Virat Kohli show in the third Test match. However, to everyone’s dismay, the Indian skipper failed once again with the bat.
The Indian side started the day terribly as the decision of Virat Kohli to bat first backfired on them. Anderson set the tone in the first over itself as he removed Lord’s Test’s centurion KL Rahul for a four-ball duck. Soon after his dismissal, Cheteshwar Pujara was also sent back to the pavilion with only 1 run in his kitty.
Virat Kohli walked out to bat with a responsibility to bring back momentum to the game as the Indian side was reeling at 4/2, however, he failed to take his team to the safe shores. Anderson delivered one full outside the off-stump and managed to lure the Indian skipper into a false shot. Virat played a very loose-looking shot as he looked to drive through the covers but only managed an outside edge and the ball landed on the safe hands of Jos Buttler behind the stumps.
Meanwhile, a journalist has found himself at the receiving end of criticism for posting an insulting tweet against Virat Kohli.
Daniel Alexander, who is a journalist from Sri Lanka, is infamous for his tweets targetting Indian cricketers. He is often seen insulting the Indian cricketers in order to appease his followers from Sri Lanka and Pakistan. And for the same reason, he often gets trolled by the fans for his biased opinions.
On Wednesday, he was at it again as he posted a derogatory tweet against the Indian skipper. He took to his Twitter and took a dig at the Indian skipper for not being able to score a century. In his tweet, he also called Virat Kohli the ‘most over-rated cricketer ever’. He wrote:
“50* for Virat Kohli. 50 inns without an Int’l century for Kohli, last Int’l century was against Shakib-less Bangladesh in India on 23rd November 2019. Kohli’s Test average since 1st January 2020 is 23.00 (11 Tests, 18 inns, 414 runs). Most over-rated cricketer ever. #Cricket”
Here, check out the Tweet:
50* for Virat Kohli. 50 inns without an Int'l century for Kohli, last Int'l century was against Shakib-less Bangladesh in India on 23rd November 2019. Kohli's Test average since 1st January 2020 is 23.00 (11 Tests, 18 inns, 414 runs). Most over-rated cricketer ever. #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) August 25, 2021
The tweet didn’t go down well with the fans, who are now trolling Daniel left, right and center. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Innings – 666
Hundreds – 63
Innings – 725
Hundreds – 54
Innings – 651
Hundreds – 42
Innings – 488
Hundreds – 70
If Virat is most overrated then you can't even rate these sri lankan SHIT https://t.co/ynImTb7YOM
— Sanu Shadab (@sanu_shadab) August 25, 2021
Overrated?😂 @imVkohli needs less than a hundred to reach 23000 international runs and not to mention he will be the fastest to get there (in innings) bimbo. #withthecaptain #ViratKohli https://t.co/wUfCeuFekS
— Shashi Kanth Girirajula (@shashikanth_sk) August 25, 2021
— Aswinram (@acchumsd) August 25, 2021
Not a big deal at all…FYI he's bigger than cricket and no one can match his standards. You idiot are you watching cricket from 23rd Nov 2019? Shameless 🤡 https://t.co/rugVqM6BQ0
— Kohli 💔 Rahul (@sireesha139) August 25, 2021
Hope he fights and make a stronger come back. https://t.co/3BnOujqSGX
— SAMIYA🇵🇰🪄 (@itzzSamiya) August 25, 2021
Says the guy who hasn't had a chance to represent his country at any level 😂😂 https://t.co/AzEsFKYNZw
— Srini 4 ever (@Srinath_TheHulk) August 25, 2021
ARE YOU HIGH ⁉️ OVERRATED???? FORM IS TEMPORARY BRO 🤟 https://t.co/6hFSNMkvJs
— Sardar Hamza (@aka_shr_) August 25, 2021
Such a prick this guy is. People like him should never be allowed in social platform. I hope he gets his “reward” https://t.co/B5kFKcjHO1
— Dr KiRan KaRtheep (@drkiransrivi) August 25, 2021
— Jimmy Patel (@thejimmypatel) August 25, 2021
Kohli's international centuries are more than the total international centuries of active cricketers in entire Sri Lanka. If Kohli is overrated then you should sit on a dharna to close your cricket Board. https://t.co/TG9ZA1cjTN
— Gufran Khan (@TheGufranKhan) August 25, 2021