ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Virat Kohli fans start trend to boycott Indian newspaper for negative article on Indian cricketer


October 30 2023
Virat Kohli fans start trend to boycott Indian newspaper for negative article on Indian cricketer

Virat Kohli has scored one century in ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Indian cricket team followers and fans of Virat Kohli went on a rampage on social media after an Indian Hindi newspaper printed a negative article on the star batter. This was in relation of Kohli looking for centuries in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Virat Kohli has had an amazing ICC Cricket World Cup thus far with three fifties and an unbeaten 103 against Bangladesh. He could’ve has another century against New Zealand, but got out for 95 in trying to reach the three-figure landmark in Dharamshala.

The former India captain is on 48 ODI centuries, just one behind legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI tons and Kohli is seemingly doing everything he can to reach that landmark and this includes refusing singles and easy runs.

This didn’t sit well with some of then fans and Kohli has copped some criticism for looking out for his century, rather than going for the win at the earliest.

Virat Kohli fans call for boycott of Indian newspaper after it compares batter going for centuries and Rohit Sharma for runs

In India’s recent match against England, Kohli got out for a duck, but India captain Rohit Sharma played a sublime knock of 87 in 101 balls to help India post 229/9 in 50 overs. Instead of caring to get to his century, Rohit Sharma was looking to up the run rate, when he got out trying to hit a boundary.

This received universal praise from all quarters as it was seen as a thing done for the betterment of the team, and not for personal goals. Rohit Sharma has went hard against the bowlers in powerplay overs and often got out without hitting a century. He hit only one century, which came against Afghanistan, but he has scores 86 against Pakistan and 87 against England.

Indian Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran printed an article about this very point and praised Rohit Sharma for going for big shots early on to give Indian team momentum. In the same piece, Virat Kohli was seemingly slammed for caring for his centuries.

This didn’t sit down well with the Virat Kohli fans and they trended #BoycottDainikJagran on X (formerly Twitter). There were videos of several fans “allegedly” burning the newspaper as well.

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