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Virat Kohli Sledges Henry Nicholls In Mumbai, Netiznes Hit Back
By CricShots - Dec 4, 2021 9:58 pm
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Whenever, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is on the field there is no absence of aggression. Irrespective of the team’s position in the match, he is someone who always likes to be in the face of the opposition all the time. While Indian fans love his passion and aggression, sometimes Virat overdoes it and ends up getting trolled on the internet.

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Virat Kohli

On Day 2 of the second Test in Mumbai, the Indian bowlers were too hot to handle for the Kiwi batters as the visitors were bundled out for a meager score of 62. Clearly, the visitors were on the back foot and were trying hard to bring their innings back on track by stringing together a partnership of some sort.

However, Kohli didn’t want to give the Blackcaps an inch and started sledging Henry Nicholls who was batting alongside Tom Blundell. On the stump mic, Virat Kohli was heard mocking Nicholls saying “he’s even struggling on flat pitch”.

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It’s hard to say how much of an effect it had on Nicholls but he didn’t last long after that. Like most New Zealand batters, he failed to negotiate India’s world-class spin attack. Kohli’s comments left the fans divided and even sparked a huge debate on social media. Those in support argued that it was this energy that was missing from the series opener in Kanpur and they were happy to see Kohli making things hostile for the touring party.

On the other hand, a large section of fans felt that with New Zealand’s back already against the wall, there was no need for Virat Kohli to sledge and mock the opposition batter like that, especially when he himself got out for a duck in the first innings.

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Being part of the Indian team for over a decade, Kohli doesn’t need anyone to tell him what to do on a cricket field. If you ask him he would say his words did the job as Nicholls got out soon after.