The Test series between England and India is coming to an end. The five-Test series stands at 1-2 with Team India clinching the two matches. The series has caught the attention of almost every cricket lover as the two nations have left no stone unturned and have matched each other blow for blow. With just one test match remaining, it remains to be seen if visitors can script history and win the Test series in England for the first time since 2007.
The fourth Test match between England and India saw Team India thumping England by 157 runs to take an inaccessible lead of 1-2 in the series. After getting bowled out just 191 runs and conceding 99 runs, the Virat Kohli-led side staged a classy comeback to put a mammoth target of 368 runs for England to chase. If this was not enough the visitors then displayed a sensational bowling performance and bowled out the Joe Root-led side for 210 runs to clinch a historical victory.
After India displayed poor performance in the first two days of the Test match Barmy Army, who is considered as unofficial ’12th man’ of the England Cricket team, trolled the Virat Kohli-led side. However, as Team Indian inched closer to the victory, Indian skipper Virat Kohli made sure to make them taste their own medicine as he took a dig at the Barmy Army by mocking them with his trumpet celebration.
As Virat Kohli trolled Barmy Army, England’s Daily Mail cricket journalist Lawrence Booth expressed his disappointment over the Indian skipper’s move to troll the fans. He took his Twitter account and posted
“Love this. His teammates are celebrating a wicket, but Kohli finds the time to taunt the England fans. Doesn’t miss a trick!” To clear up any confusion, I don’t really love this. I find it weird when a top-class sportsman isn’t content with winning a game, having totally outplayed the opposition, but wants to stick it to the fans too,”
Former England cricketer Nick Compton too commented his views and said “It doesn’t look good for him! No need.”
Here’s the Tweet:
Fans on Twitter were unhappy with their posts and slammed them for their comments. Here are some of the reactions:
Virat Kohli beamed about the exhibition of the team’s character. He lauded the bowlers for putting up on of the “top 3” performances he has seen as India captain, before talking about how India nullified the pitch disadvantage.
“I think the best thing about both the games has been the character the team has shown. We are not looking to survive in this game, we are here to win. Really proud of the character the team has showed. I said at Lord’s as well, I am proud of the character among the top three bowling performances I have witnessed as India captain. It’s quite relative what you call flat. The conditions were hot and we knew were in with an opportunity when Jadeja was bowling into the rough. The bowlers were good with the reverse swing today. We believed we could get all 10 wickets, we had the belief.” Virat Kohli said.