Virat Kohli slammed on Twitter for ill-timed message after attack on CRPF soldiers

Virat Kohli slammed on Twitter for ill-timed message after attack on CRPF soldiers

Kohli soon realized his mistake and deleted the post.

Virat Kohli press conference
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

India skipper Virat Kohli always remains in the headlines and the reasons are obvious. He is the skipper of a country where cricket is treated as a religion. Moreover, with Kohli enthralling the fans with his remarkable show on the field, he makes the news for the right reasons more often than not. However, on Thursday the 30-year, who is worshipped by millions in this cricket-obsessed nation, faced heavy backlash on Twitter.

The India star’s decision to ask his followers to follow for their favourite clubs for the upcoming Indian Sports Honours infuriated the Indians since the timing of Kohli’s tweet was not at all suitable. He posted the message at a time when the whole nation is mourning the death of CRPF soldiers in a deadly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Virat Kohli
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Nearly 40 CRPF personnel were killed and many others injured when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The attack is considered as the worst-ever on security personnel in the state. Media reports suggested that the vehicle used by the terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives.

Kohli soon realized his mistake and deleted the post but the damage was already done. His followers did not spare him and berated him for his unpleasant tweet.

Here’s how Twitter responded

Kohli, meanwhile, is currently on an extended break from the hustle of bustle of international cricket. After leading India to Test and ODI series wins over Australia as well as the ODI series in New Zealand, he left the team midway. Rohit Sharma had then led India in the remaining two ODIs and the succeeding three T20Is against the Black Caps.

The India batsman is likely to return to action in the upcoming series against Australia later this month. India will host Australia for two T20I and five ODIs. The series will start on February 24 with the first T20I and will end on March 13 with the fifth ODI. Ten days later, Kohli & Co. will be playing in the Indian Premier League before flying to England for the World Cup.