Oval: Team India skipper Virat Kohli is a very animated character every time we see him on the field. He has been criticised, trolled for his overzealous attitude in the past but he has been least unperturbed.
After the historic Oval Victory netizens have been talking a lot about his ‘trumpet celebration’ that happened twice on Day 5. Once after Haseeb Hameed was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja and later on when Jonny Bairstow’s stumps were uprooted by Jasprit Bumrah.
Kohli’s celebrations were addressed to mock a section of the English ‘Barmy Army’ who have the reputation of creating a ruckus in the stands.
But Kohli’s retaliation has ruffled feathers. Former England captain Nasser commented, “If you want to know about where the match is heading as far as India are concerned then have a look at Virat Kohli’s expression in the field.”
One netizen named, Lawrence Booth on Twitter wrote, “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.” He also added, “Love this. His team-mates are celebrating a wicket, but Kohli finds the time to taunt the England fans. Doesn’t miss a trick!”
Some said it didn’t look good on him as it was not needed. And then again there were many who wrote in support of him.