India vs England: Nick Compton faces backlash fro Virat Kohli comments, deletes tweet – Former England opener Nick Compton has faced serious backlash after his criticism of Indian captain Virat Kohli on social media. Kohli was at his animated best as team India clinched a memorable win at Lord’s in the 2nd test vs England to clinch a 1-0 lead. While the Indian captain’s passion for the game was there to see, Compton wasn’t impressed by the numerous scuffles he broke into, particularly against James Anderson and Ollie Robinson.
India vs England: Indian cricket fans lashed out hard at Nick Compton following his tweet criticising Team India captain Virat Kohli for his aggressive ways on the pitch. Compton, who went face to face with Kohli during England tour to Indian in 2012, spoke about his experience and claimed that the Indian captain was the “most foul mouther individual”. He went as far as suggesting that the Indian captain does himself some disservice and it is his aggressive ways that put him behind the likes of Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Sachin Tendulkar.
In a now-deleted tweet, Nick Compton wrote, “Isn’t Kohli the most foul-mouthed individual? I’ll Never forget the barrage of abuse I received in 2012 when the swearing stunned me to the point that he did himself a serious disservice. It highlights what a level-headed and grounded man Root, Tendulkar, Williamson et al are.”
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India vs England: Tempers flared between the two sides especially after fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah went hard on James Anderson late on Day 3. Verbal battles, intense stare and constant sledging were the norm over the next two days as India clinched a win by bowling out England inside the final 60 overs of the match. After the win at Lord’s, Virat Kohli said, “What happened on the field [the verbals] really charged us up and gave us that extra motivation to finish the game off.”
Nonetheless, Virat Kohli shook hands with James Anderson after the game, indicating that all was well despite having a constant go at each other during the game. India will now take a 1-0 lead going into the third Test at Headingley which starts on August 25.