Peter Borren receives backlash after his sarcastic tweet on Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli
Borren played against the Indian duo in the 2011 World Cup.
Updated - Feb 18, 2020 5:22 pm
A couple of days ago, Yuvraj Singh, the 37-year-old Indian all-rounder, hung his boots from international cricket. With a heavy heart, the Chandigarh-born cricketer made the announcement at a press conference in Mumbai. He made his debut against Kenya way in 2000 and then played his last match in national colours in June 2017 when India toured the West Indies after the Champions Trophy. Peter Borren, the former Netherlands cricketer also shared a message for the star cricketer.
During his stint with the national team, Yuvraj garnered a number of laurels. In 2007, he smacked Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in an over against England at the Kingsmead in Durban. He also notched the fastest half-century in T20 cricket in a mere 12 balls. The 2011 World Cup in the Indian sub-continent turned out to be massive development in the southpaw’s career.
He scored 362 runs in the tournament and also picked up 15 wickets and on the backs on the stupendous shows, he was adjudged the Player of the Tournament. Yuvraj also had his battle with cancer after which he made a comeback to the cricket pitch. The left-hander played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is in which he scored 1,900, 8701 and 1,177 runs respectively.
Borren has a message for Yuvraj and Kohli
Borren went down the memory lane to a game when he played against Yuvraj. It was an ODI during the 2011 World Cup when India and the Netherlands locked horns at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Borren scored a handy 38 off 36 with three fours and a couple of sixes and helped his team post 189 in 46.4 overs.
He picked up the wicket of Virat Kohli, the current Indian captain, in that game. Yuvraj churned out an unbeaten 51 off 73 in that game and steered the Men in Blue home with 13.3 overs to spare. Borren took to Twitter and wrote, “ I played against Yuvraj a couple of times and even I couldn’t get him out, which makes him a better player than Kohli imo,”
Here is Borren’s tweet
I played against Yuvraj a couple of times and even I couldn’t get him out, which makes him a better player than Kohli imo
— Peter Borren (@dutchiepdb) June 11, 2019
The retired all-rounder’s tweet didn’t go down well with the supporters. Subsequently, he was slammed left, right and center by the fans.
Here is how Twitter bashed Borren
“and even I…” who are you sir? Is it a parody account? Seriously sportsmen don’t look good trolling.
— Asad (@Auk5187) June 11, 2019
U must be surely joking!!!!!!!
What LEVEL of bragging is this!! ????????
— Life n Cricket (@chetry_tridip) June 11, 2019
Bro this is a very bad tweet from you. Kholi is king nobody can replace him
— mabin gc (@GcMabin) June 11, 2019
— Praveen (@praveendutt) June 11, 2019
I bowled you 6 out of 6 deliveries in my dreams, so it kinda makes me better player than you?
— Vignesh Bhatt (@vigneshbhatt) June 11, 2019
Sanju Manju level cricket expert ????????????
— VISHAL..!!???????????????? (@ImVisuu07) June 11, 2019
Great insight analysis…Thought provoking…changed my life.
— Parag (@Parag96897) June 11, 2019
Peter Borren is the most dangerous bowler.His bowling speed gave me headache.His bowling action is the best that I have ever seen-@imVkohli in a recent interview (in parallel universe)????????????
— Subrata De (@ITsSubrataDe) June 11, 2019
— . (@ameya_shah) June 11, 2019