Virender Sehwag Is Getting Trolled For Calling Virat Kohli ‘Chammiyaa’

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Former India batsman Virender Sehwag was at the receiving end of angry fans on social media after he insultingly called Virat Kohli “Chamiya” while commentating during Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test.

Virat Kohli’s energy levels on the field during this Test match have been at the highest; even though he isn’t the captain anymore, Kohli has been lively on the field, celebrating each wicket animatedly, cheering loudly and even had a verbal spat with Jonny Bairstow, who later went on to smash a century.

Virat Kohli dances after Sam Billings’ wicket

After centurion Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal, wicket-keeper batter Sam Billings was providing late resistance. He was finally dismissed by Mohammed Siraj – bowled, inside-edging and dragging on his steer toward third-man onto his stumps after being cramped for room by Siraj’s incoming wobble delivery.

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The Indian team was happy to see the back of Billings who could have decreaed India’s lead. Virat Kohli, in particular, was delighted with this dismissal and with Mohammed Siraj taking it, so much that he even danced waving both his hands sideways in the air.

Virender Sehwag, who was doing the Hindi commentary at the moment, said: “Chamiya naach rahi hai waha.”

While Sehwag thought he had made a funny comment, it wasn’t how social media fans took it as they slammed the former opener for his derogatory comment for both Kohli and women.

Here are some of the angry and upset reactions from fans on Sehwag’s “Chamiya” comment:




Meanwhile, India have ended Day 2 with an upper hand on the game after Jonny Bairstow’s blitzkreig – his third century in three consecutive Tests. Bairstow, after started off slowly – he was 13 off 61 balls – teed off spectacularly to reach his century in 119 balls. He was dismissed for 106 and England folded for 284, with India taking a big lead of 132.

India reply India have lost Shubman Gill (4), Hanuma Vihari (11) and Virat Kohli (20) but Cheteshwar Pujara held his end tightly to score a gritty fifty on his return to the Test side. At Stumps on Day 3, India are 125/3, leading by 257 runs, with Pujara on 50* and Rishabh Pant 30*.

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