Indian captain Virat Kohli is widely known for its lively celebrations on the field. He never misses the opportunity to celebrate the good moments with full energy and enthusiasm. The same was seen in the recently concluded fourth Test against England at Kennington Oval in London, which the visitors won by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
After falling wickets on the last day of the match, Kohli was at his best while enjoying the moments with his teammates. During the match, Kohli performed an imaginary trumpet celebration for England’s cricket fan group The Barmy Army, who are known for their trumpet celebrations when England are doing well in any match.
However, Kohli’s performance on the field did not go down well with some people, including Fox Sports – the Australian group of sports channels owned and operated by Foxtel – which called Kohli’s celebration ‘Classless’.
Several fans around the world have criticized Fox Sports for coming up with such a headline. Former opener in India Wasim Jaffer also responded to the piece and corrected the headline by presenting his own version on social media.
On Twitter, Jaffer tried to correct the headline by writing: ‘Captain Courageous: World cheers as the team of Virat Kohli brings the dead game to life and achieves a historic victory. Here it’s fixed for you @FoxCricket. ”
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 7 September 2021
Unlike the Australian sports publication, Barmy Army, who were Kohli’s main target, took the Indian captain’s response lightly and said if they could give it, but were also ready to take it.
‘We can give it so we can accept it, so honestly plays Virat who rolls laughing on the floor. See you in Manchester @imVkohli ”, tweeted the Barmy Army.
We can give it so we can play it so honest Virat 🤣
See you in Manchester @imVkohli 👋
– England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) 7 September 2021
Even the former English captain Michael Vaughan appreciates Kohli for his animated behavior on the field and involvement with the crowd.
‘Virat Kohli is an incredible leader. He just has this buzzing energy. He was taking the p *** out of the Barmy Army, us with these trumpet signs. I love it. We do not have enough characters in the game, and we imitate the crowd to get its own fans going. When they came out after lunch, he set them in motion. It was as if he was at the end of the long jump in the Olympics to get the crowd going. He’s an incredible character, and yesterday he gave a tactical master class on how to win a Test match, ‘ says Vaughan as quoted by TimesNow.