India, Pakistan Fans Bash Australian Journalist For Kohli 'Sweeper' Tweet
The mischievous tweet immediately garnered reaction from both India and Pakistan.
India skipper Virat Kohli, who has earned accolades all around the world for his skills, was recently targetted by an Australian journalist, Dennis who was immediately in the firing line after he took a dig at the Indian captain. Dennis uploaded a photo on Twitter where the Indian captain is seen cleaning the stadium with a broom in his hand and captioned it as, "Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match". This was ahead of the first T20 played between Pakistan and World XI at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match pic.twitter.com/QWzzW13OFc— Worldennis XI (@DennisCricket_) September 12, 2017
The picture tweeted by Dennis that shows Kohli sweeping was in an effort by the Indian skipper to promote the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan last year. As soon as the picture was tweeted, fans from both the countries, India and Pakistan trolled the Australian journalist with their replies.
I reject this nonsense ,respect for big names ,big players of cricket ,from Pakistan.— Ahsan (@LovePak1stan) September 12, 2017
We love cricket, we love these legends. Respect from Pakistan.— Naeem shah (@Naeemshah99) September 12, 2017
This is not funny. I am from Pakistan and we love @imVkohli— Shazad Muhammad Khan (@ShahzadKillah) September 12, 2017
And there is a team worse than sweepers... pic.twitter.com/rDnJRwO0gt— Uday KASOJU (@Uday_kasoju) September 12, 2017
U know hw much is earning of @imVkohli dat he can purchase this stadium n keep u sweeper over there n also pay u more dan ur current package— DEEPAK SARAF (@1frm90Migration) September 12, 2017
Your words shows your upbringing, learn to respect people...— Kevin A. Gandhi (@k_win21) September 12, 2017
Dennis had also trolled Sachin Tendulkar earlier and the result was pretty much identical.
Here's what I'm wearing for the World XI match. Show me what you're wearing. pic.twitter.com/KCoUIFehx9— Worldennis XI (@DennisCricket_) September 12, 2017
Kohli is currently gearing up for the ODI series against Australia starting on September 17. The first match will be played at Chennai followed by four more one-dayers.