Kohli Faces Criticism and Responds with a Cryptic Message
Indian cricket star Virat Kohli found himself at the center of social media trolls after being spotted having food in the dressing room during Day 2 of the World Test Championship Final. Fans criticized Kohli for his relatively low score in the first innings and questioned his commitment to the crucial match against Australia.
The trolls took to social media platforms to express their discontent. Kohli was dismissed for 14 runs by Mitchell Starc, catching the outside edge of his bat, which was then caught by Steve Smith at the second slip.
Kohli’s Cryptic Instagram Story Strikes Back at the Trolls
Not one to be deterred, Virat Kohli responded to the criticism with a cryptic Instagram Story ahead of Day 3 of the WTC Final. The message he shared carried a powerful sentiment, suggesting that one must develop the ability to be disliked in order to free themselves from the prison of other people’s opinions.
The full message read, “You must develop the ability to be disliked in order to free yourself from the prison of other people’s opinions.”
The trolls’ criticism stemmed from Kohli’s performance and his actions off the field during the match. However, Kohli’s response indicates his resilience and determination to rise above the negativity. As one of the most celebrated cricketers in the world, he understands that dealing with public scrutiny and criticism is an inevitable part of his profession.
Despite the challenges faced by the Indian team on Day 2, losing four wickets for 71 runs, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane managed to stabilize the innings with a crucial 71-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Jadeja’s dismissal off Nathan Lyon’s bowling marked the end of the day’s play. Kohli’s fellow teammates, KS Bharat and Ajinkya Rahane, ensured that India finished the day without further damage. After lunch of day 3, Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed by Pat Cummins on 89, due to a spectacular catch by Cameron Green who earlier dropped Shardul Thakur.
Team India could only reach 296 in response to Australia’s 296, successfully avoiding the follow on scenario. Now, Australia is batting for the third innings, looking in a commanding position with 190 runs lead over India.