When Bihar-based political party Rashtriya Janata Dal tweeted Thursday that Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s rise was thanks to Tejashwi Yadav, there were plenty of responses to the claim on social media.
The official handle of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) tweeted an article on the occasion of Kohli’s birthday, claiming that Yadav, its party chief, had caused the batsman’s “luck to change”.
Yadav has previously represented Jharkhand in one Ranji Trophy match and was in the Delhi Daredevils team, but didn’t play a single game for the IPL team. Soon after his stint in the IPL, Yadav switched to politics.
According to the article, Kohli’s performance caught the attention of a national selector while he was playing an U-16 match against Mumbai under Yadav’s captaincy. “Virat Kohli’s fate changed under Tejashwi Yadav’s captaincy!” said the post by the party.
तेजस्वी यादव की कप्तानी में बदली थी विराट कोहली की किस्मत!https://t.co/Xo6UBIKxHF
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) November 5, 2020
However, the article instantly got a lot of criticism on social media. Many claimed there was no basis for the party’s claim and others thought it was a desperate move to attract attention during the final stages of the state’s election campaign.
— The Narcissist (@imashutosh007) November 6, 2020
— Indian Right Wing Community (@indianrightwing) November 6, 2020
We all keep saying “in a parallel universe” & these guys be actually living there. https://t.co/a5ZZSeAo78
— Uchiha Madara (@gouka_mekkyaaku) November 6, 2020
When you are desperate to win elections 😂 https://t.co/4ScbpDN9Je
— Abhinav Awasthi (@avasthiabhinav) November 6, 2020
— Rahul Agarwal (@agarrahul96) November 5, 2020
— How Dare You Isolated Monk ? (@IsolatedMonk) November 5, 2020
— 🚩🕉 🇱🇮🇧🇷🇦🇳 🕉 🚩 (@ImLibran14_) November 5, 2020
Meanwhile trump : pic.twitter.com/sczDnKH1C4
— VASU (@KAALICHARAN_) November 5, 2020
Le Anushka bhabhi pic.twitter.com/pgoY0euP05
— @nkit@ (@UnbiasedSecular) November 5, 2020
Virat Kohli right now : pic.twitter.com/ILoP8iy3sq
— Uttar Pradesh #News (@TransformUP) November 5, 2020
— Mango Man (@__Mango_Man_) November 5, 2020
— Professor राजा बाबू 🥳🌈 (@GaurangBhardwa1) November 5, 2020
विराट कोहली आफ्टर रीडिंग दिस 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OU8sxrDUTF
— 🐦🐼 (@aquamauve) November 5, 2020
As a 13-year-old, Yadav made his debut in the U-15 team led by present India captain Kohli.
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