Twitterati go harsh on Paul Harris for his ‘clown’ remark on Virat Kohli

Paul Harris had remarked that Virat Kohli behaved like a clown but still got away without any suspension.

Paul Harris
Paul Harris of South Africa. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The ICC recently imposed a two match ban on South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada. Certainly, the ban has not gone down with many cricket fans. Among the lot who have come out and voiced their opinions against the ban, the names of South African cricketer Paul Harris and former English cricketer Michael Vaughan stand as the prominent ones.

While Vaughan did not take any names in his critique about the ICC ruling, Paul Harris was seen being quite animated in his opinions. The South African cricketer took to micro blogging site Twitter to express his disappointment at the Rabada ban. However, the way he showed his emotions, looked to be a little overboard.


In his tweet, Paul Harris ended up criticizing the ICC for being partial. He went on to cite that the Indian captain, Virat Kohli, misbehaved on the field during the recent India’s tour of South Africa. Harris remarked that the Indian captain was behaving like a ‘clown’ during the three Tests that were played during the tour.

And despite that odd behavior, no action was taken against him. Now, when Kagiso Rabada seems to have shown his emotions out, the ICC is taking a stern stance against him. Harris did try to make a point there but the way he dragged Kohli’s name in to the episode and ended up referring him as a ‘clown’ in terms of behavior, he has ended up drawing the flak of the fans.

The Virat Kohli fans, in particular, have been very harsh in their response to the tweet posted by Harris. They went on to correct Harris and noted that there was a big difference between the way Kohli showed his aggression on the field and the way Kagiso Rabada went about his antics on the field. Meanwhile, Kohli is yet to comment on the entire episode.

Here is how the Twitterati reacted to Paul Harris’ remarks on Kohli:

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