England vs India: Fans slam Barmy Army, England Cricket after cheeky dig at Virat Kohli 

Fans of former India captain Virat Kohli were not impressed with England Cricket’s Instagram post that was seemingly a cheeky dig at the batting star. England defeated India in the rescheduled 5th Test by 7 wickets after scripting a record chase of 378 in the final innings as they leveled the 5-match series 2-2.

England Cricket posted two photos of the famous Virat Kohli-Jonny Bairstow sledge fest from the 5th Test in Birmingham. One of them was Kohli having a go at Bairstow on Day 3 of the hard-fought Test and the other from the final day wherein Kohli was seen embracing the England batter and congratulating him for his match-winning twin hundreds.

England posted the two images on Instagram with a ‘zipper-mouth’ emoji and the post did not go down well with India cricket fans.

“The comeback will always be stronger than the setback. Be ready, England,” said one of the fans, commenting on the post.

“Imagine posting such content after leveling a series at home,” another fan wrote, taking a dig at England.

“Trolling King Kohli? Huh? His success is greater than anyone in the world,” another fan wrote.

Screengrab from England Cricket Instagram

Notably, England’s official fan group, The Barmy Army also faced the wrath of the Indian fans after their dig at Kohli over the Bairstow sledging episode.

Notably, Kohli seemingly riled up Bairstow, who was batting with a stike rate of just 21 up until that point in England’s first innings. The England batter went on to hit a hundred in the first innings and followed it up with another hundred in the second as he and Joe Root stitched a 269-run unbeaten stand on Day 5 to help England chased down 378 with 7 wickets to spare.

Talking about the heated exchange on the field, Bairstow had stressed that there was “literally nothing” between him and Kohli.

“Refused to invite him for dinner,” Bairstow jokingly said.

“As I mentioned earlier, there was literally nothing. We’ve been fortunate to play against each other for ten years. So, I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to have dinner. Don’t worry about it.”

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