Ben Stokes slams Virat Kohli’s fans: The English all-rounder gave a fitting reply to some Virat Kohli fans on social media platform Twitter.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes recently lashed out at some fans of India captain Virat Kohli on social media platform Twitter. Stokes shared his comments after he saw plentiful Kohli fans expressing their anger on axed English batsman Ben Duckett.
It all started after Duckett’s attempt to post a funny remark on Kohli wasn’t accepted well by the Indian fans. Duckett had replied on a Twitter handle named crickshouts’ question on the Indian skipper.
Complete the sentence.
Virat Kohli is _______________
— Cricket Shouts (@crickshouts) March 8, 2019
Duckett, who had last played for England during England’s tour of India in 2016, was witnessed as commenting on the same. “A joke?…………………………,” Duckett’s comment read.
A joke?………………………… https://t.co/APryZGy3lf
— Ben Duckett (@BenDuckett1) March 8, 2019
While the 24-year old cricketer meant it in a way how Kohli has made a mockery of some records at the highest level, it didn’t go down well with fans of Kohli. Understanding Duckett’s comment semantically, Kohli’s bountiful fans were quick to take a swing on him. Read some of the tweets on Duckett below:
He means joke as in he’s so good, it’s a joke. Calm down, lads 😉
— NoComment (@HasinNoComment) March 9, 2019
Virat Kohli is a joke? For sure!
Now complete the sentence.
R Ashwin for B. Duckett is ____________
Try scoring half the domestic runs as Virat’s international runs/
If Virat Kohli is a joke, the joke’s always on you Englishmen. (Pun intended)
— Rishit_Sachinist*EF* (@RishitShukla) March 9, 2019
I think people have misunderstood him, he’s trying to say such level of Kohli is only a joke as it can’t be real 😅😅
— Udit (@udit_buch) March 9, 2019
Time for some doctor and hospital mate… Get well soon???
— Pavilion Prudhvi (@pavilionprudhvi) March 8, 2019
This is joke 😂✋. pic.twitter.com/vpWgYDn14F
— SAHIL CHAUHAN (@thesahilchauhan) March 9, 2019
First of all complete the centuries as our kohli did,you young man be careful.
— Raj Vemuri (@RajVemuri156) March 9, 2019
It was at this point in time that Stokes came in his teammate’s rescue. The all-rounder was seen highlighting that the Indian fans don’t get such contexts.
🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ why? You may as well of just walked into a wall. Indians don’t get this type of context Ben https://t.co/xn4QtOaLf7
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) March 9, 2019
Given that Duckett hadn’t posted anything derogatory on Kohli, he has been on the receiving end of severe criticism since the day before yesterday. One can only sum it down to him becoming a victim of the consequences of social media.