Twitter slams Paul Collingwood after he praises Virat Kohli's send-off to R Ashwin

Twitter slams Paul Collingwood after he praises Virat Kohli’s send-off to R Ashwin

Collingwood's tweet, for Kohli, did not go down well with some fans and they slammed him.

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood is a part of the IPL 2019 commentary panel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons after the thrilling game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab came to an end on Wednesday. Emotions ran high throughout the game as both the captains – Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin – led the show in charged up manners. Both the captains looked animated throughout but it was Kohli who had the last laugh although he faced criticism for the very same reason.

It all happened in the very final over of the game when Kings XI Punjab needed an improbable 27 runs off the final over with Ravichandran Ashwin up against Umesh Yadav. Ashwin started the over on a fine note by hitting a six. He went for the maximum on the following delivery too but ended up miscuing it to Kohli at long-on and it led to some wild scenes. A charged-up Kohli did not refrain from giving Ashwin an animated send-off while also hurling some choicest of abuses.

The Royal Challenges skipper, who was given a send-off by Ashwin earlier in the game,  also mocked his India teammate’s Makading act with gestures. A miffed Ashwin then threw his gloves at the KXIP dugout after failing to take his team over the line. Following the game, there was a widespread reaction to the incident with many criticising him while some also justifying it.

“I just played with passion, so does he. That’s it,” Ashwin had said while downplaying the whole incident.

Meanwhile, one of the high-profile names who commented on the controversial incident was former England skipper Paul Collingwood. The former batsman took to Twitter to laud Virat Kohli for that unique send-off while also pointing out the Mankad controversy.

“Love @imVkohli reaction catching @ashwinravi99 Great entertainment @RCBTweets and @IPL !! 👏🏻 Mother cricket always gets you!! #mankad,” wrote Collingwood.

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Collingwood’s tweet, however, did not go down well with some fans and they slammed him. Here are some of the reactions.

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