A tweet from Indian talisman Virat Kohli, responding to the birthday wishes of Suresh Raina, has set social media ablaze. Kohli referred to Raina as ‘Bhavesh’ in his reply. While it was most likely an error or a typo, netizens found their own funny interpretations of ‘Bhavesh’.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 6, 2019
The most common refrain was that since Kohli knows it’s Raina’s nephew who operates his Twitter account, the 31-year-old batsman decided to thank him (the nephew) instead of the uncle (Raina).
Kohli knows that Raina's nephew operates his account. The name is Bhavesh 🤣🤣😂😆 pic.twitter.com/fdDZXIQBcw
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) November 6, 2019
Bhavesh is actually trending in India…. 😂 😂 😂
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) November 6, 2019
Ravi Sir please give back Chiku's Phone
— ashwinnmishra (@ashwinnmishra) November 6, 2019
One more year with Ravi Shastri, Virat will forget his own name. pic.twitter.com/yArWFkU4pn
— Sunil The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) November 6, 2019
Chiku Bhai, Shastri ka sath chodd do waqt hai abhi bhi.
— Dr Nimo Ghosh🚩 (@niiravmodi) November 6, 2019
Looks like Ravi Shastri gift is working now.
— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) November 6, 2019
For the uninitiated, in 2012, Raina had posted a derogatory tweet about Pakistan after they crashed out of the T20 World Cup. Later, he deleted the tweet and revealed that it had been posted by his nephew. That incident had triggered a wave of trolls and memes back then.
And now with this tweet of Kohli, Raina’s nephew seems to be back in the limelight.