West Indies’ historic tour of England for a three-match Test series marked the resumption of cricket after its long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first match of the much-awaited series got underway from July 8 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
At a time when social media platforms are predominantly functioning as the harbinger of gloomy news from across the globe, Kent Cricket tried to take a sly dig on Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Netizens joined the bandwagon and soon schooled the England’s County Club for their tweet.
On Day 1 of the ongoing Test, Kent Cricket posted a picture of Joe Denly when he was batting on 14 in the first innings and mentioned that Virat is yet to open his run tally since lockdown began.
Runs since lockdown began:
Joe Denly: 1️⃣4️⃣
Virat Kohli: 0️⃣
— Kent Cricket (@KentCricket) July 8, 2020
The Indian fans were quick to notice this post and got themselves indulged in teaching the English club a lesson in their style.
Here are some of the most amusing replies from the netizens:
You bowlers aren't eligible for Virat's net practice….. Sry to say😂😂
— Dipankar Das (@Dipanka62558186) July 12, 2020
england current test squad total ODI runs 7313 and @imVkohli total ODI runs 11867
— Poorna Chandra K.J (@kjpoornachandra) July 11, 2020
The stats don’t lie!
— The Googly (@officialgoogly) July 8, 2020
@imVkohli what's going on Captain?
— ZB (@kashurkoatt) July 9, 2020
Bowled joe2 times
Kohli 0 since after lockdown
— Abhi6698 (@Abhi66981) July 12, 2020
Denly added just four more runs to his tally and walked back to pavilion after getting dismissed by Shanon Gabriel.
In the second innings, Denly scored 29 before Jason Holder caught him off Roston Chase. The right-handed batsman is likely to miss the next match to make way for Joe Root. The English skipper missed the first match of the series to be with his wife as the couple got blessed with a baby on July 8.
Meanwhile, Kohli was all set to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the cash-rich league has been postponed indefinitely due to the worsening situation of COVID-19 in the country.