Indian fans are emotional about the game of cricket, as well as, the player who makes them stay glued to the game. It is tough for them to ignore when someone utters venom against their favorite player. Another example popped up when former England opener Nick Compton tried to be critical about Virat Kohli and fans gave him a harsh treatment.
Former England batsman replied to a tweet from Indian commentator Aakash Chopra in which he was praising the Indian captain. "Heard that Oxford Dictionary is considering replacing ‘Consistency’ with ‘Kohli’. Makes a lot of sense," Chopra wrote.
Heard that Oxford Dictionary is considering replacing ‘Consistency’ with ‘Kohli’. Makes a lot of sense ???????????? #IndvWI #37— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2018
On which, Compton came up with a reply which doubted his potential against strong teams. "Against the West Indies?" Compton replied to Chopra's tweet.
Against the West Indies?— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) October 24, 2018
Fans were clearly irked by his comment. Someone went on to quote Compton's tweet and abuse him in Hindi, and another Twitter user translated it to English for the English cricketer. Nick again diverted it to Virat and wrote, "I know my favorite word it’s what i think of Kohli ????."
I know my favorite word it’s what i think of Kohli ????— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) October 25, 2018
It worked like a fuel to the fire. Already angry with Compton, fans lashed out at him. Here is how they reacted:
That is what I love about virat. He's providing publicity and employment to so many wannabes on social media too. Compton will get more reactions on this thread than he will get in his entire life— intense (@abhishe77778164) October 28, 2018
I remember my dog whenever i hear your name compdog ????????????— Sam????????️ (@sampathkumarre6) October 28, 2018
Getting jealous of others shows that they are achieving something bigger which is quiet we can't achieve and keep crying on other and giving excuses for everything— Joseph Matthews (@JosephM67012201) October 28, 2018
Yet another hundred by your daddy last night you are very lucky to have daddy like virat kohli— Djt (@thaker_dhrumil) October 28, 2018
Virat can score these runs in 4 matches ???????? pic.twitter.com/hML2LDGTOJ— Rahul (@rahul7_singh) October 28, 2018
Is he really a cricketer...?? Shame on him????????— Kalpesh Patil???? (@kalpu18official) October 28, 2018
So now this English chicken is looking to get some media attention for cheap publicity at his 35s through Virat ?— Nissar Khanzoi (@Khanzadaworld) October 28, 2018