Virat Kohli condemns Pulwama attack after being lashed out for his promotional tweet
He was earlier slammed on Twitter for his ill-timed message.
Published - Feb 15, 2019 10:29 am | Updated - Feb 15, 2019 10:29 am
The Indian captain Virat Kohli has been at the centre stage always, be it on the field or off the field. He was busy posting vacation pictures when Team India was playing in New Zealand thanks to the rest given to him by the selectors. While Kohli is more often than not in the headlines for his stupendous skills on the 22 yards, this time around he was at the receiving end on the social media.
The 30-year-old, on Thursday, when the nation was mourning the loss of 40 soldiers in the Pulwama Terrorist attack, asked his followers to follow their favourite clubs for the upcoming Indian Sports Honours. This infuriated the Indian fans and they lashed out at Kohli. While there was nothing wrong in a promotional tweet, the timing of the same was wrong and soon the tweet was deleted as well.
Here’s the deleted tweet:
Kohli’s tweet for the martyred soldiers
Virat Kohli, however, on Friday, came up with a tweet for the soldiers who lost their lives in the dastard terrorist attack in Pulwama. He admitted of being shocked upon hearing about the unwanted incident and gave heartfelt condolences for the martyred soldiers while also praying for a speedy recovery of the injured.
“I’m shocked after hearing about the attack in Pulwama, heartfelt condolences to the martyred soldiers & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured jawaans,” the tweet read.
Here’s his tweet:
I'm shocked after hearing about the attack in Pulwama, heartfelt condolences to the martyred soldiers & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured jawaans.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 15, 2019
As far as Virat Kohli coming back on the field is concerned, he is expected to be picked for the upcoming home series against Australia. India is scheduled to play two T20Is and five ODIs starting from February 24. This will also be the last series for them ahead of the World Cup with the Indian Premier League (IPL) set to commence on March 23.
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