ENG vs IND: Fans get divided on Virat Kohli's trumpet celebration at the Oval

Some fans supported Kohli for his intense celebrations.

Virat Kohli celebrating
Virat Kohli celebrating. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Gauri Chandra


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England had to bear an embarrassing loss against India at the Oval by a huge margin of 157 runs. After India’s clinical win, they even took a 2-1 lead in the series, the final of which is to be played in Manchester. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is known for his pumped actions and celebrations on the field and is often credited for keeping the intensity of the five-day Test matches.

In the same light of events, when India was about to clinch The Oval Test, Kohli did a typical Trumpet celebration with both his hand while facing the English crowd. The celebration in a way meant that the celebration of India’s win should begin now. In the same light of events, some fans called him ‘classless’ for this act.

“’Classless’: World divided as Virat Kohli trolls Barmy Army after embarrassing England, a tweet by Fox Cricket read.

On the other hand, there was a section of fans that supported Kohli for his unique tactics. A section of English fans felt like Kohli is deliberately trolling the Barmy Army, a group of fans and supporters in support of England cricket. In the end, fans remained divided on Kohli’s weird celebration.

Here is how fans got divided on Virat Kohli’s act

Talking of the match, India displayed the best of their efforts in all the departments of the game to win the Test. Bowlers of India turned magical during the second session of the final day and sent back English batsmen in a quick span. Though the opening pair of England looked quite strong, the Indian bowlers had the final laugh.

India started making the mark in the 4th Test with their 2nd innings batting where they posted a huge 466 on the board. Rohit Sharma remained crucial in India’s huge score as he smashed a century and was supported well enough by other batsmen in the lineup. Pujara added good 61 runs and vital contributions from Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant towards the end turned the fate of the Indian side. The final match of the series will be played in Manchester from September 10.