CWC 2019: Nick Compton apologises to the Indian fans for his comments on Virat Kohli

Nick had said Kohli had no right to tell the crowd to do anything.

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith | Twitter Screengrab

Nick Compton, the former England cricketer, had strangely lashed out at India captain Virat Kohli for his gesture to ask India fans to stop booing at Steve Smith during a World Cup 2019 match between India and Australia at The Oval on Sunday, 9th June.

During the match, a section of India fans was booing Smith when he was fielding at the boundary, which irked Kohli, who sought their attention after taking a single during one of the overs and gestured them to clap for the former Australia captain.

Since then, the Indian fans didn’t boo him and even Smith liked this act from Kohli as he went on to shake hands with him at the end of the over.

After the match, Compton went on his Twitter handle and said, “I don’t think Virat Kohli had any right to tell fans to stop booing at Warner and Smith but rather clap them…found it rather condescending if truth be told! @cricketworldcup #CricketWorldCup2019.”

However, Compton's comments didn’t go down well with India fans and he received severe backlash on the social media for the same and he had to apologize on Twitter in a day’s time.

His post reads, “I’m sorry if people feel my comments regarding Virat Kohli were unfair… I’m sure it was harmless guys and his intentions were well-meaning. Let’s enjoy the cricket and let the fans make their own minds up….I appreciate your views let’s keep it friendly.”



By Rashmi Nanda - 12 Jun, 2019

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