Harsha Bhogle Said Chinese Virus And Some Liberals Got Angry

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The Indian cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle has found himself at the receiving end of criticism and trolling after he labeled COVID-19 disease as a “Chinese virus” while sharing the news about seven England ODI players testing positive ahead of the Pakistan series.

Well, recently, 7 members of the England cricket team, four being backroom staff and three being England players tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their limited over series against Pakistan.

Disappointed by the news, Harsha took to his Twitter and expressed how it seems like the dangerous  COVID-19 is going nowhere. He further labeled Coronavirus as ‘Chinese Virus’ in his Tweet. He wrote:

“It doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. The Chinese virus has now infiltrated the England cricket team. The bubbles will get more stringent. I guess there is no other option”

Here, check out the Tweet:

The tweet went viral in no time and was welcomed with mixed reactions from the twitterati on this. While there were many who slammed Harsha for labeling the COVID-19 as a ‘Chinese Virus’, a name first popularized by former US President Donald Trump, and called him racists and names. On the other hand, there were many who appreciated Bhogle for calling COVID-19 a Chinese Virus.

Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:



After facing backlash on social media, Harsha Bhogle defended himself by saying: “I noticed the use of the South African variant, the Brazil variant and the Indian variant. I guess it is the norm to refer to something by the country of origin.”

Here, check out the Tweet:

For the unversed, there has been a great debate about the origins of the dangerous COVID-19. It is suspected and believed by many that the Coronavirus was leaked out of a lab in Wuhan, China, and was created by scientists there. However, the Chinese obviously, deny all such claims.