Virat Kohli wears shorts in toss, fans slam in twitter
On Thursday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been slammed by cricket fans to go out for toss wearing shorts in the warm up game against Cricket Australia XI.
The four day match, started after the first day which was washed out by rain.
Fans rushed to the social media to express dissatisfaction over the act pointing to examples of various previous occasions where cricket greats insisted upon respectful behavior in the field.
Earlier this year, Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar took a hand of Fakhar Zaman for not wearing his cap properly during a match in the Asia Cup.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2018
One of the fans wrote, “you are amazing but it doesn’t mean that you will forget the basics ! Wearing shorts in a toss during a warmup match is completely not acceptable! You still have a long career ahead and I am sure you will break all the records !!!”
“Kohli should hv been in a long Kurta for the toss..with shorts. Imagine!,” another one tweeted.
Another wrote, “Disgraceful and disrespectful… There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss…. This behavior is absolutely unpardonable….”
Disgraceful and disrespectful… There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss…. This behavior is absolutely unpardonable….
— Cheeku Ki Pari ❤️ (@Prakash1049) November 28, 2018
At the Sydney Cricket Ground, the visitors were bowled out scoring 358 after skipper Kohli and youngster Prithvi Shaw bounced back with half centuries.
Disrespectful act by @imVkohli wearing shorts during toss
@ImViratkohli @imVkohli , you are amazing but it doesn’t mean that you will forget the basics ! Wearing shorts in a toss during a warmup match is completely not acceptable! You still have a long career ahead and I am sure you will break all the records !!! 👍👍👍 #TeamIndia
— Sandeep Sarker (@SarkerSandeep) November 29, 2018
Kohli struck 64 while Shaw made 66.
India and Australia will feature in a four match Test series starting from December 6 at the Adelaide Oval.
The two sides will face each other in three one day internationals. The tour will come to an end at January 18.
In fact kohli did it in England too. But just coz BCCI posted this today, sabke andar ka “sports critic” jaag utha hai. We make such an issue out of absolutely nothing!! SMH pic.twitter.com/sO3dIZdN2X
— Ashish Kaisare (@ashishkaisare) November 29, 2018
No matter @imVkohli is the new age best batsman, he still needs 2 give proper respect to cricket atleast for the sake of opposition team by being respectfully dress up in trousers n ur nations cap, else legacy he will leave behind will be harmful !! @vikrantgupta73 @MadanLal1983
— VG (@VeeG48) November 29, 2018
— jaddu’s warriors (@jadduswarrior) November 28, 2018