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Uttarakhand Police Deletes Tweet on Kohli's Duck, Says 'Had No Intentions to Hurt Sentiments'

Image (now deleted) tweeted by Uttarakhand Polce / Twitter.

Image (now deleted) tweeted by Uttarakhand Polce / Twitter.

The Uttarakhand Police had tweeted (now deleted) a picture of Virat Kohli walking off the pitch, with his helmet still on with a message saying, 'Just wearing a helmet is not enough. It’s imperative to drive with total concentration, or you can also get out on zero like Kohli.'

Uttarakhand Police wants you to know that they had no intentions of hurting anyone’s sentiments when they took a cheeky “dig” at Virat Kohli. Indian skipper Virat Kohli bounced back with the bat in the second and third T20I games against England, much to the relief and delight of his fans and followers. However, Kohli had a forgetful start to the series after he succumbed to Adil Rashid and ended up giving a simple catch to mid-off. A duck that silenced the spectators and brought disappointment all over social media was then used as an opportunity by the Uttarakhand Police to educate citizens regarding road safety.

The Uttarakhand Police tweeted a picture of Kohli walking off the pitch, with his helmet still on with a message saying, “Just wearing a helmet is not enough. It’s imperative to drive with total concentration, or you can also get out on zero like Kohli.”

The tweet did not sit well with the fans of Kohli and the Uttarakhand Police promptly deleted the post following a backlash on microblogging site Twitter.

In another tweet, the cops made it very clear that their intentions were to educate netizens about road safety and not to slam the cricketer.

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“जो हमारा tweet @imVkohli को लेकर था उसमें हमारा उद्देश्य सड़क सुरक्षा को लेकर जनता को जागरूक करना था। यह एक सामान्य संदेश था, इसमें हमारा किसी की भावनाओं को चोट पहुंचाने का कोई इरादा नहीं था। (Our tweet on Kohli was posted with an intention to spread awareness around road safety. This was an ordinary (routine) message and we had no intentions to hurt anyone’s sentiments.).”

Coming back to cricket action, England completely dominated in the third contest on Tuesday at the Narendra Modi Stadium where they beat the hosts convincingly by 8 wickets and 10 deliveries to spare.

Mark Wood picked up three wickets while Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 83 as England went 2-1 in the 5-match T20I series.

Put in to bat, India managed only 156 for 6 with Wood picking up 3 for 31. Skipper Virat Kohli hammered 77 off 46 (8x4s, 4x6s) to give India a decent score.

However, England made light work of the chase despite losing Jason Roy early for just 9. Buttler smacked 4 sixes and five fours in his 52-ball knock as England got home in 18.2 overs.