An Australian journalist is getting a lot of heat from Virat Kohli fans for tweeting out a year-old photo of the Indian skipper sweeping the Eden Garden stadium for a Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan event, with a rather objectionable caption. Though, it’s not known whether the journalist, who uses the Twitter handle @DennisCricket_ for his regular commentary on cricket, meant it as a joke or intended to actually rile people, it definitely seems to have done the latter, with many interpreting the tweet as a direct insult to their favourite cricketer.
Posting a picture of Kohli cleaning a cricket stadium, the writer said: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match.”
The cheeky dig did not go down well with Kohli fans on social media, and Twitter users from both India and Pakistan got together to brutally bash him with their replies. (Maybe that’s one positive outcome from this post that we could appreciate.)
Take a look at his tweet here.
Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match pic.twitter.com/QWzzW13OFc
— Worldennis XI (@DennisCricket_) September 12, 2017
Soon after the tweet was posted, there was an onslaught of reactions, with tweeple lashing out at his insensitivity. “Think this is very ill quoted, @imVkohli is legend and will remain one
#WorldXI welcome to Pak,” one of them tweeted, while another wrote: “Doing practice before sweeping aussies!” Giving him a smashing reply for posting the picture which seems to have been taken during the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ campaign, one user replied: “Wow… Thanks for showing how good we
Giving him a smashing reply for posting the picture, one user said: “Wow… Thanks for showing how good we indians are… We know to clean the place we worship. So keep making india proud of their culture.”
Steal a glance at some of the reactions on the networking site here.
— Khürråm (@1_PAK) September 12, 2017
we indians are expert in clean sweep
— Raquib Begg (@mirraquib87) September 12, 2017
Doing practice before sweeping aussies 😂😂😂
— Parag Pakhale (@paragpakhale) September 12, 2017
And there is a team worse than sweepers… pic.twitter.com/rDnJRwO0gt
— Uday KASOJU (@Uday_kasoju) September 12, 2017
— 👔 (@theninama) September 12, 2017
I reject this nonsense , 💐🌹💐respect for big names ,big players of cricket ,from Pakistan.
— Ahsan (@LovePak1stan) September 12, 2017
Wow… Thanks for showing how good we indians are… We know to clean the place we worship. So keep making india proud of their culture.
— Krish De Villiers (@im_de_krish28) September 12, 2017
We love cricket, we love these legends. Respect from Pakistan.
— Naeem shah (@Naeemshah99) September 12, 2017
This is not funny. I am from Pakistan and we love @imVkohli
— Shazad Muhammad Khan (@ShahzadKillah) September 12, 2017
Can someone clean this waste so called Dennis @DennisCricket_ ?
— Anoop kp (@Anoopkp1) September 12, 2017
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