Virat Kohli just made a heartfelt promise to the Indian fans that his team “will not repeat mistakes” after their debacle in the second innings against England at Lord’s. Ahead of the third match, the Indian captain hopes to recover from his injuries (both personal and his team’s) to overcome Lord’s hammering. Virat Kohli‘s new tweet on training with fellow team members is a sigh of relief that he will be fit to play after lower back and shoulder issues.
His wife Anushka Sharma, also receives flak from social media users for posing as a distraction for Virat during matches. The ‘Sui Dhaaga‘ actress was trolled when she posed in the Indian cricket team group picture.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 7, 2018
Virushka fans were left heartbroken when The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to ban WAGs in the upcoming England tour in August.
Team India’s crumbling track record was dismissed after Virat Kohli’s new tweet on Independence Day. He shared his ‘Swatantrata Diwas’ look and nominated fellow cricketers.
However, Virat Kohli‘s new tweet hasn’t gone down very well on social media. The flamboyant captain is followed by 26.1M followers on Twitter and 23.5M on Instagram.
While the entire nation mourns the demise of 93-year-old former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on August 16, Virat Kohli seemed totally oblivious. Shah Rukh Khan posted this heartfelt message which touched a million hearts:
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 16, 2018
Among other celebs, this was megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s tribute to India’s most successful prime minister:
T 2902 – Atal Bihari Vajpai (1924 – 2018 ) भावपूर्ण श्रधांजलि ; एक महान नेता , प्रख्यात कवि , अद्भुत वक्ता व प्रवक्ता , मिलनसार व्यक्तित्व ।
बाबूजी के प्रशंसक , और बाबूजी उनके ..
An admirer of my Father's works and vice versa ; gentle nature, strong fiery in his speeches pic.twitter.com/KtH9HEABkd
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 16, 2018
Even as tributes kept pouring in, Lata Mangeshkar, the nightingale of India, wrote:
Rishitulya purva pradhan mantri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji ke swargwas ki vaarta sunke mujhe aise (cont) https://t.co/1w1sEjs1eB
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 16, 2018
Actor Sanjay Dutt, whose biopic ‘Sanju‘ is one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018, tweeted:
Indeed a big loss for our country as we pay our last tribute to #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. He was a close family friend and his legacy will forever be remembered. Thank you for your selfless service, sir! My heartfelt condolence to everyone.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 16, 2018
However, as expected from India’s leading youth icon, Virat Kohli, he totally missed the point and was busy posing promotional messaged instead.
Virat Kohli‘s new tweet on the same day as Atal ji’s demise was about his brand ‘WROGN’, which is associated with him since 2014.
So guys “WROGN” is…. my breakaway youth fashion brand. Follow my brand @STAYWROGN Hope you enjoyed my tweets today 🙂
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 20, 2014
But tweeple were irked when he failed to post any message for the legend that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was and will forever be.
This was Virat Kohli’s tweet:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 16, 2018
He faced severe criticism from his fans, who were quick to notice his promotion gimmick. Here are some of the comments:
Such a disgrace, now in his support people will say, his PR team posted it, etc. You should have led with an example.
— Saurav Rathi (@rathi_saurav) 16 August 2018
— Brijesh meena (@UrsBrijesh) 16 August 2018
You’ve time to promote these useless brands….
But not for our late PM??
— $iđđhesh Jađhav (@Siddhesh056) 16 August 2018
What the hell is this..??😡
PR team of Kohli should be more sensitive..The whole nation is mourning on demise of #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji and at that time Kohli is Tweeting for endorsing of brands just for some money…Shame..
— Ashim Mondal (@TheAshimMondal) 16 August 2018
For The sake of God, stop this cheap promotion. India has lost a great son today and you are promoting wrogn???
— Kartik (@aeterminator) 16 August 2018
A few hours later, Virat Kohli’s new tweet was finally about India’s greatest loss than a brand’s promotion.
A sombre day for us as we mourn the loss of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji and Legendary Indian Captain Ajit Wadekar sir. May your souls rest in peace. India and its millions will always remember you fondly. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 16, 2018
Meanwhile, one of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s most famous poems ‘Padosi Se‘ is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Here’s a video of him reciting the poem: