Twitter lashes out at Virat Kohli for giving Ravi Ashwin animated send-off

Twitter lashes out at Virat Kohli for giving Ravi Ashwin animated send-off

Talking about the issue, Ashwin said that both played with passion.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Sandip Mahankal/IANS)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by the dynamic Virat Kohli, has started to soar above the expectations and have now won three games on the trot. Their last victory came against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and the triumph kept their hopes alive of qualifying for the playoffs in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

The game was an animated one where almost 400 runs were scored. Skippers of both the teams, Ravi Ashwin of KXIP being the other, are quite vocal on the pitch and also plays with a lot of excitement and the same was also seen during yesterday’s match. Kohli is a prized wicket for any team bearing in mind the truckload of runs he has scored, both in the IPL and international cricket.

The 30-year-old Virat smacked a couple of glorious boundaries and was also dropped once by Mandeep Singh. However, the Delhi-born batter couldn’t capitalize on the lifeline and perished to Mohammed Shami in the fourth over of the game. The wicket would’ve made Ashwin and Punjab happy and subsequently, Ashwin celebrated hard, realizing the significance of the scalp.

Virat celebrates Ashwin’s wicket aggressively

RCB ended up scoring 202 courtesy of AB de Villiers’ 44-ball 82 with three fours and seven sixes. Punjab got close as all of their top five batsmen scored 20 plus runs with Nicholas Pooran being the top scorer with 46. After the Windies’ batsman’s dismissal, Ravi Ashwin had the task of scoring 27 runs off the last over. He smacked Umesh Yadav for a six and then perished in the very next ball

Following the skipper’s dismissal, Kohli celebrated in an aggressive manner and also made some gestures. Nevertheless, Ashwin later played down the matter and said that both played with passion and it was in the heat of the moment. In the meantime, Twitterati isn’t happy with Virat for the behaviour. Subsequently, the users on the social media slammed him.

Here is how Twitter slammed Virat

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