Recently, India played a warm up match against Cricket Australia XI, and the BCCI posted live updates of the match throughout, beginning from the coin toss.
The BCCI posted,
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2018
The picture posted by BCCI showed Virat Kohli in shorts, which apparently angered a lot of netizens on Twitter. He received a lot of flak for it and people even called him disrespectful.
The fans pointed out that cricket is called a gentleman’s game and that a certain code of decorum must be maintained at all costs. Virat Kohli stepping out in shorts creates a bad impression and makes him seem disrespectful as well.
People are also comparing Kohli to previous sportsmen and their dressing sense, which was considered to be graceful. One tweet read, “Disgraceful and disrespectful… There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss…. This behavior is absolutely unpardonable….”
Check out some of the tweets here:
Disgraceful and disrespectful… There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss…. This behavior is absolutely unpardonable….
— Prakash (@Prakash1049) November 28, 2018
This @imVkohli bad attitude is showing no any respect for game and their legacy why @bcci @icc @accessonline n other cricket members think about this. Where is #sunilgavaskar who taunted in #Aisacup to Pakistaniplayer for their cap??? What @imVkohli is showing
— yhr store (@YhrStore) November 28, 2018
Wow what a logic it’s means u can come in underwear 😇😇😇😅😂🤣 from where you people taking such types of logic sssssssssssssssss. just look 👀 other two guy are with proper dressed
— yhr store (@YhrStore) November 29, 2018
Bss Virat ko bol do theek se dress up hoke aaya kare
Kuch nahi to Manyavar se hi trousers karid k pehan le, aisa aacha nahi lagta
Bol dena, yaad se
Good night 😊
Aur haan, All The Best🙏
— 🇮🇳 Aparna 🇮🇳 (@appy10_) November 28, 2018
Disrespectful act by @imVkohli wearing shorts during toss
But some of course pointed out the obvious, and defended Kohli. Take a look:
It was a practice match for God's sake..
— Kunal Kashyap (@kunalkashyap855) November 29, 2018
What about this??People only want to troll Kohli.. pic.twitter.com/Ye23rsukcw
— Piyush Chaudhari (@PiyushC12132870) November 29, 2018
as they say when you becomes successful there will be haters and they will point every silly thing,go get a life people its just a practice match he is more dedicated to cricket compare to you keyboard warriors.#Kingkohli
— Ashish (@hashish0077) November 29, 2018
Do you think it was wrong to wear shorts for the coin toss?