Former batter Mohammad Kaif is getting brutally trolled on social media over a tweet put out by him on the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team that didn’t sit well with the fans on Twitter. Recently, the Indian side defeated Sri Lanka by 238 runs in Bengaluru to win the series and secured a 2-0 clean sweep in the 2-match Test series.
Following the victory, Kaif took to his Twitter and opined that under new captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid, the Indian team is emerging out as the ‘world beating’ Test team. He also wrote how suddenly everything looks fine in the Indian side. He wrote:
“KL, Rohit, Vihari, Kohli, Iyer, Pant, Jadeja, Ash, Bumrah, Shami and many No.11 options … Suddenly, it all looks fine. Under Rohit and Dravid, a world-beating Test unit is taking shape.”
Here, check out his Tweet:
KL, Rohit, Vihari, Kohli, Iyer, Pant, Jadeja, Ash, Bumrah, Shami and many No.11 options … Suddenly, it all looks fine. Under Rohit and Dravid, a world beating Test unit is taking shape.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 15, 2022
The Tweet went viral in no time, however, as fans took exception to it. It didn’t sit well with the Indian cricket fans, who are now giving it back to the former cricketer. Fans argued that the team that is currently playing was developed ‘brick by brick’ by former captain Virat Kohli alongwith the support of Bharat Arun and Ravi Shastri.
There were many who trolled Kaif for ‘buttering Mumbai Lobby’ and slammed him for not giving due credits to the former captain.
Here, check out how fans are trolling him:
This did not happen “suddenly”. Kohli and Sashtri built this team over years! https://t.co/PNAdufnfBL
— Hari Venkateswaran (@derendsddebate) March 16, 2022
Lol, what did Kohli and Shastri do for 7 long years @MohammadKaif ?? https://t.co/i9g3Bx27HG
— 4_0ThisAshes (@bhanuaryal49) March 16, 2022
Sir don’t forget this team was built by @imVkohli and has been the number 1 side for last 6 yrs and Rohit is just taking the same team forward.. https://t.co/NqfMuhQKcm
— Shanur Rahman (@Shanur_R) March 15, 2022
Abey yaar ????
Whenever these ex-cricketers get bored, they drag Kohli indirectly for some entertainment. https://t.co/VMjXIOhnjG
— Jaanvi? (@ThatCric8Girl) March 15, 2022
“suddenly it all looks fine” ?!!!!!?
Who won us all those test maces?!
Who took ind from no 7 to no 1 ?!!!
Unreal favouritism!!!!!! https://t.co/xQ1jTbfDN0
— Srutisree ? (@sruti18sree) March 15, 2022
“Under Rohit and Dravid”?
Kaif Bhai, What about the contribution of Virat Kohli? This is the team built up under Ravi Shastri and Virat. https://t.co/6hhyKorvq8
— Abhishek Tripathi (@abt1607) March 16, 2022
INDIA was NO. 1 TEST TEAM FROM LAST 5 YEARS.
If that’s not the parameter for judging a world beating test unit i don’t know what it is.
Get your medical test done. https://t.co/7HVfE0wNmQ
— Abhinav Pareek (@_abhinavpareek) March 16, 2022
Rohit and Dravid are just reaping the benefits of Shastri and Kohli !!!
It has been world beating test unit for half-a-decade now !!! No idea why Kaif is seeing it only now https://t.co/TYFXr0iKjw
— Ragul M (@Ragulmathi) March 15, 2022
This is such a poor take.
A world beating test side was already in place. It was built brick by brick by Kohli. B Arun and Ravi Shastri also contributed immensely in shaping it. Give credit where it’s due.
Let’s face it, the new leadership has got the winning team on a platter. https://t.co/PDAGMrITK5
— Cricketologist (@AMP86793444) March 15, 2022
The unit was given by an alpha male named “Virat Kohli”. ? https://t.co/fqEnANGJz3
— Dinesh Raja ? (@dineshrajatweet) March 15, 2022
Under Kohli & Shastri India won twice in Aus,took a lead 2-1 against Eng,won Test match against SA in SA.!Remain undefeatable at home.!Fair to say Rohit Sharma & Rahul Dravid continuing the legacy set by Kohli & Shastri.! https://t.co/ki8TTsxJ8e
— Deep Point (@Cric_spidey) March 15, 2022
Never ever have I seen/heard a person as sane as Mohammad Kaif making a statement as nonsensical as this! https://t.co/DUWHYmXRux
— Nish Navalkar (@YUVI_NISH) March 15, 2022
Proof of Mumbai Lobby
Except Vihari and Iyer this was built by Kohli and Shastri …
Even these two replaced two best batsmen who helped to win overseas that are Pujara and Rahane. So how is this team shaped by anyone else apart from Virat.#INDvSL
— Urstruly (@ipltweeter1) March 15, 2022
Meanwhile, with the win, the Indian side has jumped to the fourth position in the World Test Championship and is only behind Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa.