In India’s 36-run victory over Australia on Sunday, June 9 in the ongoing ICC World Cup, India captain Virat Kohli’s gesture won the hearts of everyone. A couple of Indian fans were booing Steve Smith when he was fielding at the boundary which came into notice of Virat Kohli who urged them to clap for Smith instead of booing him. HIs behaviour won former Australia captain’s heart as well who came and shook hands after the end of the over.
However, the former England cricketer, Nick Compton, questioned Virat Kohli’s behaviour when everyone was praising him. He took to Twitter and shared, “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.”
Meanwhile, his behaviour didn’t go well with the fans and started backlashing him which made him apologise to everyone in a day’s time. He, however, said that Kohli’s intentions were good and further shared that he was appreciating different views.
“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,” Compton wrote on Twitter.
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 😀
— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) June 11, 2019