Aakash Chopra might not have alot of time on the pitch for Team India, but the former cricketer turned commentator has a prompt presence on social media. Although a renowned critic of the game, Chopra never keeps mum where praise is due. Applauding skipper Virat Kohli for a brilliant catch in last night’s game against Australia, his tweet was attacked by a troll who called him a ‘chamcha of Virat Kohli’. However, a befitting response was on its way.
In yesterday’s final match of the ODI series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Virat Kohli performed a marvellous catch to dismiss the Aussie all rounder Marnus Labuschagne, and Aakash Chopra took it to his official Twitter handle to express his compliment towards the 31 year old.
“What. A. Catch. Which followed a couple of outstanding saves that kept Marnus on strike. #Kohli #IndvAus”
However, a Twitter user named Shashank Tiwari was not pleased with Chopra eulogising Kohli. He came up with a derogatory reply. “Hello Mr chamcha of virat Kohli why you not tweeted when pandeyji takes a superb catch in last match”
Hello Mr chamcha of virat Kohli why you not tweeted when pandeyji takes a superb catch in last match
— SHASHANK TIWARI (@imSRTiwarii) January 19, 2020
The troll referred the superb one handed catch by Manish Pandey in the second ODI at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, which saw an early wicket of the destructive David Warner.
However, the comment stired up Chopra, who retaliated in a sarcastic way: “Sorry. I pledge to tweet on every great catch taken in 2020.”
The 42 year old also added that he did not miss complimenting Manish Pandey’s screamer, but not on social media as he was in the commentry box during the second ODI game.
Chopra continued: “Get a life, dude. I was on commentary when Pandey ji took that catch and called it. And Praised it. I don’t tweet while commentating.”
Sorry. I pledge to tweet on every great catch taken in 2020. 😐
Get a life, dude. I was on commentary when Pandey ji took that catch and called it. And Praised it. I don’t tweet while commentating. https://t.co/xVNikaQX4u
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 19, 2020
After a disappointing start of the series, the Men in Blues bounced back flawlessly with two back to back wins in the second and final games of the series. The Aussies were held off at 286 runs in the first innings, and a swashbuckling performance from opener Rohit Sharma and a stormy knock from captain Kohli himself got the hosts successfully chasing the target by 7 wickets.
Rohit Sharma scored 119 runs from 128 balls, with 8 fours and 6 sixes, while Kohli’s 89 off 91 came with 8 boundaries.