ICC Crowns Virat Kohli Ahead Of India's World Cup 2019 Opener, Fans Unhappy
The ICC put out a sketch of Virat Kohli sitting on a throne with a crown, an image that brought up mixed reactions.
Virat Kohli is popularly known as 'King Kohli'
Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in the world right now
Although some fans lauded ICC's gesture, others were left fuming
Virat Kohli, who is popularly known as 'King Kohli', became the subject of an illustration shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on their Twitter handle on Wednesday. The ICC shared a sketch of India skipper sitting on a throne with a crown on his head and a bat in his hand. Although some fans lauded ICC's gesture, others were left fuming. Fans believe that ten teams are fighting it out for the coveted World Cup and such a picture gives out a wrong impression.
Nothing like impartiality!!! https://t.co/Ok0y95MI0z— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 5, 2019
kindly be mature dnt be biased... India is not the only country who participated in CWC...— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) June 5, 2019
BCCI ownes ICC clearly....— Captain America ???? (@Resan_007) June 5, 2019
ICC = BCCI— bumrah. (@fake_bumrah_) June 5, 2019
Arrogance tweet— austin-john mr_p (@t_austinjohn) June 5, 2019
Too conspicuous! Common guys, there's such a thing as subtlety. Don't make them hate us more than they already do.— Sagnik Parida (@SagnikParida) June 5, 2019
Watch the corresponding @patriotact episode to get the context.
Is it ICC link or BCCI link??? Kindly maintain some neutrality— ????? ?? ???? (@UmroAeeyar) June 5, 2019
I was always wondering ICC stands for 'Indian Cricket Council' or 'International Cricket Council '? ??— Prasadie D. (@dprasadie) June 5, 2019
After seeing this kind of appraisal from @ICC other teams supports will be like:-— Mr.Vinnu???? (@111Vinodkumar) June 5, 2019
Are we a joke to you or India is the only team that participating in #CWC19
and at least the host nation didn't got this kind of prise Or hype for their opening match. #TeamIndia#India#INDvSA
Virat Kohli will be the fulcrum of India's famed batting line-up during the World Cup that began in England and Wales on Thursday.
Virat Kohli, arguably the best batsman in the world right now, will hold the key to India's chances in the quadrennial event where he is expected to cross 11,000 ODI runs and also add a few more hundreds to his tally of 41.
Although this is the third World Cup for Virat Kohli, it is the first time that he is leading the team.
"It is the most challenging World Cup, any team can upset any team. Team will have to adapt very quickly," Kohli said at the pre-departure press conference in Mumbai last week.
"We expect all kind of scores in the World Cup, but there would be few high scoring games looking at the predictions," Virat Kohli added.