Updated: March 14, 2021 10:03:37 am
It’s not unusual for law enforcement agencies to use contemporary memes or issues to raise awareness. However, a recent tweet by the Uttarakhand Police referring to Virat Kohli’s performance during the India vs England T20 series has left many uncomfortable. Now, drawing flak online, the police force has deleted the tweet.
While fans were left disappointed after the Indian skipper got out without scoring any runs in the first game at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, the cops decided to poke fun using it as an example to draw attention to rash driving. The tweet left cricket buffs angry, with many saying it was “uncalled for”.
“A helmet is not enough! It is necessary to drive in full consciousness. Otherwise, like Kohli, you too can be out on zero,” read the tweet in Hindi, shared by the police handle.
In the first game of the five-match series, Kohli got out on a duck in an attempt to add quick runs to the scoreboard. Kohli was caught by Chris Jordan off Adil Rashid’s delivery in the third over and his dismissal reduced India to 3/2.
While the tweet got a few laughs, not all were impressed. People defended the skipper and criticised the police force. Many said it was a disgrace to stoop so low to troll a man of such high caliber. Many also recalled how the Rajasthan Police had done the same to Jasprit Bumrah after the Champions Trophy and was forced to issue an apology later.
UTTARAKHAND POLICE, (NOW) YOUR IQ LEVELS ATTAINED NEW LOWS (IN) ABYSS
— rajesh ramandeep rahbar reuben nagar✋ (@iamrajeshnagar) March 13, 2021
Sorry, But this is not a good post from a verified Govt organization handle to troll the Player of such a highest calibre. Over that, he is a Captain of Indian National Cricket Team.
No offence on the message conveyed,but this tweet is a disgrace!#ViratKohli
— Shankar Singh Rajput (@Shankar_2107) March 13, 2021
— Deepak✍️ kumar (Author) (@imdeepak023) March 13, 2021
Reyy before this match kohli scores are 9,40,85 tht too in Australia
he is second highest run getter for india in 2020 after rahul
very very disgusting tweet🤮🤮 https://t.co/pHYrenJigd
— KESAV REDDY (@reddykesava) March 13, 2021
Immaturity on behalf of the Uttarakhand police…. They should have tried out some better examples
— Bhuban Patnaik . (@Bhuban64039498) March 13, 2021
Such a sham full commitment from police department
You can’t troll india’s pride Virat kohli https://t.co/gyOEOCLSHW
— NOPTION (@NourozeZ) March 13, 2021
So u are setting an example by making fun of a Cricketer in his bad phase
Shame on u people seriously
This is not even funny if u think u people are 🙏 https://t.co/yCiIabYiUc
— 🌸S🌸 (@VkAsStan) March 12, 2021
Unreal disrespect towards someone who won your country most number of games in the previous 8-10 years https://t.co/pKRRG6GjSn
— MILTON REGO🇮🇳 (@MILTONREGO1) March 12, 2021
this isn’t a good way to teach or aware someone by criticizing a person for his bad performance on the field. https://t.co/0If14DbS2v
— ツ (@supersandyyyyy) March 12, 2021
— Nikhil A Kharat (@knikhil7664) March 12, 2021
This is something which is very out of the context this, same thing had been done with bhumrah as well https://t.co/cst1OIInUe
— ♡ (@Nyct0phobic) March 13, 2021
— Dattu Sharma (@ImDatta0) March 12, 2021
Apologizing on behalf of whole uttrakhand community 😭 https://t.co/CwIVwAhCMA
— ADITI BISHT|VK (@JustAditithing) March 12, 2021
After a spectacular win against the guests in the Test series, the Men in Blue failed to recreate the same magic on Friday. England showcased why they are a formidable side in the shortest format with a superlative all-round performance to seal a dominant 8-wicket win over India and take a 1-0 lead in this marquee five-match T20I series.
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