A Dutch Cricketer Paid Tribute to Yuvraj Singh and Toxic Virat Kohli Fans Have No Chill
Peter Borren, the former captain of Holland in a tweet, spruced his admiration for Yuvraj Singh with a dash humour, of which Virat Kohli was also a part.
File image of Yuvraj Singh (L) with r Virat Kohli. (Getty Images)
As the sun set on Yuvraj Singh’s cricketing career on Monday, the man who was India’s middle-over batting lynchpin in two World Cup triumphs, the world relented in disbelief and found it extremely hard to bid farewell to one of the greatest cricket personalities.
Tributes resounded from all corners and the highest columns of the cricketing fraternity, with many players sharing personal anecdotes and special moments they shared with Yuvi on field.
One such endearing and light-hearted message (sincere emphasis on light-hearted) came from Peter Borren, the former captain of Holland. The cricketer in a tweet, spruced his admiration for Yuvi with a dash humour, of which Virat Kohli was also a part. “I played against Yuvraj a couple of times and even I couldn't get him out, which makes him a better player than Kohli imo,” he wrote.
I played against Yuvraj a couple of times and even I couldn't get him out, which makes him a better player than Kohli imo— Peter Borren (@dutchiepdb) June 11, 2019
However, sadly enough, the Dutch crickter’s comments did not go too well with Kohli’s fervent fans, who somehow saw much reason to take offence from his words.
They clearly missed a joke.
Now let’s go back a little and try and put things into perspective.
Firstly, Borren was referring to a match between Holland in India in the 2011 World Cup, which the men in blue had won to become the first team in that tournament to qualify for the quarter-finals with a five-wicket win.
It was Yuvraj Singh’s patient knock of 51 runs that had helped the team sail through.
As far as Kohli is concerned, there have been very few and far between failures in the Indian captain’s career. One such rare failure struck him in the early stages of his career in the same match mentioned above when he was nipped out by Borren at a dismal total of 12 runs.
Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj steadied the ship after Kohli took his exit and comfortably notched a 40-run stand before Gambhir was stumped out after a run-a-ball 28. In the end it was an incredible winning boundary batted by Yuvi again that sealed India’s victory.
Remembering the match, Borren in his signature tongue in cheek humour, lauded Yuvi at the (apparent) expense of Kohli. But, seething fans have were quick to spit fire on the Dutchman, making him the butt of jokes for ‘daring’ to insult their beloved Indian captain.
We repeat, they clearly missed a joke and how:
Peter Borren is the most dangerous bowler.His bowling speed gave me headache.His bowling action is the best that I have ever seen-@imVkohli in a recent interview (in parallel universe)😉😉😉— Subrata De (@ITsSubrataDe) June 11, 2019
Great insight analysis...Thought provoking...changed my life.— Parag (@Parag96897) June 11, 2019
Sanju Manju level cricket expert 😂😅😅— VISHAL..!!🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@ImVisuu07) June 11, 2019
Peter GOAT Borren pic.twitter.com/Zh2z8bDEuq— Ashwin Doke (@ashwindoke) June 11, 2019
I bowled you 6 out of 6 deliveries in my dreams, so it kinda makes me better player than you?— Vignesh Bhatt (@vigneshbhatt) June 11, 2019
You were worst ( in short )— J A Y (@i_am_jaypaul) June 11, 2019
Bro this is a very bad tweet from you. Kholi is king nobody can replace him— mabin gc (@GcMabin) June 11, 2019
Some of these fans also assumed that Borren was praising himself at the helm of Kohli. Like this:
U must be surely joking!!!!!!!What LEVEL of bragging is this!! 😂😅— Life n Cricket (@chetry_tridip) June 11, 2019
“and even I...” who are you sir? Is it a parody account? Seriously sportsmen don't look good trolling.— Asad (@Auk5187) June 11, 2019
Self promotion, much? That u took Kohli's wicket in 2011 WC when he was a youngster. I think I read similar tweet from u previously too. Don't worry you would be knighted soon for that wicket... *world hear hear*— Suraj (@suwin09p) June 11, 2019
In the end, we will leave you with just this:
Understand the sarcasm guys! He isnt praising himself! Its a fun tweet!— 🇳🇵प्रज्ज्वल राज सुबेदी🇳🇵 (@prjsubedi) June 12, 2019
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