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Twitter goes crazy as Kohli faces same fate like Shakib

All sports around the world are currently closed due to coronavirus. There are no international matches for the cricket fans for a long time. However, ESPNcricinfo poll took the social media by storm even during this gremlin season for the fans.

Twitter goes crazy as Kohli faces same fate like Shakib

Recently, popular cricket website ESPNcricinfo hosted a poll of the best T20 players. Where the best players in T20 cricket will be decided by voting. Two popular cricketers, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle faced off in the voting in the quarter-finals of this poll. The T20 record of these two is outstanding. So, it was already though that it would be a nail-biting quarter-final.

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But no one could have imagined that the outcome of the vote would be so close. Chris Gayle has reached the semifinals of the fight to be the best player in T20 in the votes of fans. Kohli lost by slightest margin. Kohli got a total of 65,593 votes. Gayle got 65,647 votes. But the real story began after the results were announced.

Kohli’s supporters have declared fight on Twitter. Their claim is that Kohli was ahead till the end of the poll. It is unethical to declare Gayle the winner despite Kohli being ahead. Kohli’s fans claim that ESPNcricinfo has lost their acceptance through this poll. They are presenting their evidence showing that Kohli was ahead till the last moment.

However, such allegations against ESPNcricinfo are not new. There have been similar allegations against them before. Earlier this year, they hosted a poll of the best ODI players of the decade. Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and former India captain MS Dhoni reached the final of that poll.

Shakib was ahead with 51 percent votes till the destined time in the final. However, ESPNcricinfo was continuing voting after the deadline. And after that, Dhoni’’s vote was 51 percent and Dhoni was declared as the winner.  Shakib’s fans alleged that Dhoni was declared the winner by going outside the rules.

The situation of that day and today is similar. Only the difference is Shakib and Kohli. And Gayle stand today in place of Dhoni. Now it’s the time for ESPNcricinfo fans to see if they have anything to say about the allegations against them.

Take a look at some of the fans’ reactions-

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