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.
Published - Mar 15, 2018 5:45 pm | Updated - Mar 15, 2018 5:45 pm
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:
Oh, Dude, Paul @paulharris12 ! You just opened up the proverbial hornet's nest. This kinda talk actually endorses your team's CHOKER tag. See you at the IPL, with your begging bowls!
— Aniket Warty (@funandlearning) March 13, 2018
So Kohli scoring loads of runs against SA make him clown … Please stick to Rabada nd Warner and ICC … If someone wants to play rugby and hit each other on field it's thr problem. Why bring Kohli in this..chokers mentality
— Saurabh Thapliyal (@saurabhthapliya) March 14, 2018
What's with this victim mentality that the Proteas have developed. Also Kohli never celebrated right in the batsman's face or made any sought of physical contact with the opposition.
— Ayush Agrawal (@WatchingCricket) March 12, 2018
Kohli doesn't physically touch opponents..he just celebrates aggressively.on the other hand "clown" from your team has made shoulder contact with steve smith!
— iamPratik (@PratikShinde182) March 13, 2018
why are you lacking !!
Totally a whole difference story between two #dontcompare
— Bantish (BUNNY) (@Bantish_bunny) March 13, 2018
Well I can tell u one thing don't drag Kohli into sa vs Australia fight Ur own battle .licking the wounds of one day t 20 loss huh
— Bhaskar venkatraman (@Bhaskarven100) March 15, 2018
Just stick with your rabada and ICC… Don't pull Kohli into these things, he has scored lot of runs than SA players during last series, so it's hard to digest for you people..
— Gopi krishna (@ramgopikrishna) March 15, 2018
Difference of opinion is acceptable. But that doesn’t qualify u to throw mud on Virat. Grow up!!
— Shiva ? (@siva_darsi) March 15, 2018
Clown it seems. Mind your language lol. He's the best player in the world and learn to respect others. You guys got f*d by us for most of the part so stop moaning. Look at ab for some inspiration.
— jeevan (@jeevanmahe18) March 15, 2018
Kohli didn't physically confront anyone, pal. Get some perspective
— Kartik (@KartikBeniwal) March 14, 2018
Why you bring in Kohli ? It's not fare. Thank you.
— Tridib Phukan (@phukan_tridib) March 14, 2018
Dear Paul, remove the clown shaped Goggles from ur eyes and may be u will see the reality.
Rabada knew he is on Tenterhooks of a ban and still he made a fool of himself and have put his team at disadvantage. Very low IQ i guess or he puts himself above team. Think about it.
— Y@$H Murarka.. (@YashMurarka1) March 13, 2018
These kind of tweets, when translated to on-field behavior from SA players like you, result in suspensions. Hopefully that makes things clearer for you.
— Suyash Varma (@suyash218) March 13, 2018