Virat Kohli criticized for wearing shorts at toss for Cricket Australia XI warm-up

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 | 0

In a format where captains generally turn up wearing blazers at toss, Virat Kohli faced heavy criticism for sporting shorts at toss ahead of India’s warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney on Thursday.

As can be seen in a photograph post by BCCI on Twitter, fans took offense to Kohli wearing gray shorts as he stood alongside opposition captain Sam Whiteman at the coin flip.

“Disrespectful act by @imVkohli wearing shorts during toss,” one person wrote.

“Disgraceful and disrespectful… There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss…. This behavior is absolutely unpardonable,” another one added.

Another comment read: “@ImViratkohli @imVkohli , you are amazing but it doesn’t mean that you will forget the basics ! Wearing shorts in a toss during a warmup match is completely not acceptable! You still have a long career ahead and I am sure you will break all the records !!!”

There, however, were some who laughed it off, while some jumped to his defence.

“Kohli should hv been in a long Kurta for the toss..with shorts. Imagine!” read a tweet.

“What matters is how he and the team plays…not what he wears. The outcome is supreme. Get a life!!!”

Meanwhile, India, after being put into bat, went on score 358 runs, with as many as six batsmen, including Kohli, registering half-centuries.

In reply, the local team were 24-0 at stumps.

 

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