Former Indian captain and flamboyant batter Virat Kohli continue with his lean patch as he once again failed to make it big with the bat. The stylish batter was dismissed for a duck in the ongoing 2nd ODI match of the three-match series at Bolan Park, Paarl.
Virat walked out to bat at the number three position after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan, with a big responsibility to play a big knock. Virat Kohli, however, failed to open his account as he handed an easy catch to Temba Bavuma off Keshav Maharaj. Kohli could only survive 5 balls before he returned back to the pavilion without contributing any score to the scoreboard.
Though, it was the first time that Kohli was dismissed on a duck by a spinner in the ODI format, it was also his 14th duck in the 50-overs format. Virat Kohli’s wicket has pushed team India on the back foot, with the team reeling at 64/2.
Meanwhile, as soon as Kohli was dismissed for a duck, a Sri Lankan journalist posted an insulting Tweet for the Indian batter as he tried to troll him.
For the unversed, Daniel Alexander is a Sri Lankan cricket fan and a cricket writer. He is very active on social media, where he is infamous for his s tweets targetting Indian cricketers. He is often seen insulting Indian cricketers in order to appease his fans from Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
As the flamboyant Indian batter was dismissed for a duck, Daniel Alexander once again grabbed the opportunity to take a dig at Virat. In his Tweet, Daniel mocked Virat for his 31st duck in international career and for going 64 innings without scoring a century. He also called Virat Kohli the most overrated cricketer ever. He wrote:
“31st duck in International cricket for Kohli (ODIs 14, Tests 14, T20Is 3). Also, 64 inns without an Int’l century for Kohli, last Int’l century was against a Bangladesh bowling without Shakib & Mustafizur, in India on 23rd Nov 2019. The most overrated cricketer ever”
Here, check out the Tweet:
31st duck in International cricket for Kohli (ODIs 14, Tests 14, T20Is 3). Also, 64 inns without an Int’l century for Kohli, last Int’l century was against a Bangladesh bowling without Shakib & Mustafizur, in India on 23rd Nov 2019. The most overrated cricketer ever. ??#Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) January 21, 2022
The tweet went viral in no time and was flooded with reactions from the fans, who are now giving it back to him for insulting Kohli.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
He is waiting for over rated team amongst associate nation, shitlanka to arrive in India next month were he can have some fun and very easy 100s on the cards…???? Even Rohit Sharma is waiting eagerly for his bunny team to have some fun and score 3rd double hundred ??? https://t.co/Uw2GQxBeoS
— Tushar.G (@TusharG40864520) January 21, 2022
Ye last international century wali line ko apne g&%nd me daal le ? https://t.co/QzhrGoqB9q
— Mudaffal Vohra (@mudaffal_vohra) January 21, 2022
Good to see even the duck of kohli are celebrated by some dickhead. https://t.co/2tLBHhJovQ
— Ravi (@Raviii787878) January 21, 2022
Kya re malinga https://t.co/Vhrx1FExEw
— K (@osiris_ded) January 21, 2022
64 inins without Century Still 50 average on all formats what is this? This is because of @MRFWorldwide Sponsored! And If @babarazam258 fail to score in one or two inning their average will be down. @ICC https://t.co/h9i0ItzHOp
— M.Awais Tahir (@Awaistahir387) January 21, 2022
Most ducks in International Cricket:
-Muttiah Muralitharan (59)- Sri lankan
Most ducks by a batsman In international Cricket:
Mahela Jayawardene (47)- Also a Sri Lankan https://t.co/1Xgt1qwOpI
— Virat Kohli (The greatest Indian Captain) (@KohliBhakt0511) January 21, 2022
3 days back Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka most disgusting team ever. https://t.co/l3gH9D134q
— Hrishi_56 (@iamrishi_56) January 21, 2022