The cricketer-turned-commentator, Aakash Chopra has given a befitted response to a cricket fan on his social media account. The former Test cricketer of India got offended after a fan called him “Chamcha of Virat Kohli” and soon a series of heated conversation followed the suit.
The former batsman Chopra posted a tweet to praise the India skipper Kohli for his stunning catch of Marnus Labuschagne in the 3rd and final ODI of the Australia series in Bengaluru. In the series decider, Kohli dived to right to dismiss the threatening young batsman, Labuschagne.
The skipper put a halt over the on-going partnership of 127-run between Labuschagne and Steven Smith. With just Smith on the crease, India were able to restrict the Aussie at 286.
While this certainly helped India in easily chasing 287-run target with seven wickets in hand. However, Chopra’s post did not make the cricket fan happy. The fan was upset with the commentator as he had not praised the one-handed stunner by Manish Pandey in the 2nd ODIat Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot.
The user commented, “Hello Mr chamcha of Virat Kohli why you not tweeted when pandeyji takes a superb catch in last match.”
Here’s what Aakash Chopra tweeted for Virat Kohli’s sensational catch:
Hello Mr chamcha of virat Kohli why you not tweeted when pandeyji takes a superb catch in last match
— SHASHANK TIWARI (@imSRTiwarii) January 19, 2020
Commentator Aakash gives a fitting response to the cricket fan:
However, this did not sit well with the renowned cricket commentator who then came up with a fitting reply for the Twitter user. Aakash sarcastically extended his apologies to the user while stating his reason for not being able to praise the cricketer on his social media account, although he already did praise Pandey while commentating during the match.
“Sorry. I pledge to tweet on every great catch taken in 2020. Get a life, dude. I was on commentary when Pandey ji took that catch and called it. And Praised it. I don’t tweet while commentating,” replied Aakash.
Sorry. I pledge to tweet on every great catch taken in 2020. ?
Get a life, dude. I was on commentary when Pandey ji took that catch and called it. And Praised it. I don’t tweet while commentating. https://t.co/xVNikaQX4u
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 19, 2020
On Sunday, India easily chased down 287-run target within 48 overs and subsequently defeated Australia in the series decider by seven wickets. While Mohammad Shami did great by picking four wickets for the team, Rohit Sharma (119) and Kohli (89) helped the team to make things miserable for the visiting side.
Besides, it had been the successful second home assignment of Kohli & Co, who are now gearing up to face New Zealand for their first away series in 2020.