Twitter loses cool after Naseeruddin Shah calls Kohli 'worst behaved player'

Published: December 18, 2018
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Noted film actor Naseeruddin Shah waded into a controversy by calling the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli the “world’s worst behaved player,” Times of India has reported.

In a Facebook post, the actor stated, “Virat Kohli is not only the world’s best batsman but also the world’s worst behaved player.” He added, “Kohli’s cricketing brilliance pales beside his arrogance and bad manners… And I have no intention of leaving the country by the way.”

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Soon after the Ghalib actor’s comments, Twitter lit up with various reactions. While some strongly agreed with Shah’s remarks, others failed to see his point. “Aptly put by Naseeruddin Shah. Love Kohli the batsman, hate Kohli the person,” a user wrote.

Ashok Swain agreed. “Naseeruddin Shah is absolutely right. Virat Kohli is a terrible role model for India’s youth,” he tweeted.

Another user added, “Very strongly agree with Naseeruddin Shah Saab. Worst word is not enough for this brat. There should be a new word above worst for this brat called Virat Kohli.”

“I do agree with Naseeruddin Shah, only if the standards are the ones set by the previous generations of players. I think Virat Kohli just reflects the attitude of this generation. We need to teach our kids how to behave. Thanks to Mr Shah for starting the conversation,” said another one.

“Naseeruddin Shah says Virat Kohli is the world’s worst behaved player. I agree. He’s bringing to Indian cricket a culture that we will live to regret. His tantrums are as obnoxious as his tactics,” a user agreed with Shah’s statement.

Many also slammed Shah for commenting against Indian skipper. “Somebody please give some work to Naseeruddin Shah. He wants to come in limelight by passing such stupid remarks. I respect your work but you should not spoil your image with such acts. Focus on your work and in your life,” commented a user.

“Though Kohli is bad at behaving according to Naseeruddin Shah , Kohli is undoubetdly very good at playing cricket winning laurels to India. Shah needs to think of Kohli as as a national champion of cricket rather than poking nose in to his personal affairs,” wrote a user.

And then there were some memes.

We wonder what India’s star batsman has to say about the actor’s comments.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Azhar
    Dec 18, 2018 - 4:26PM

    I certainly agree with the first part of the comment but don’t really agree with the later, which is controversial as well as debatable. Kohli may have crossed lines on some occasions but he is certainly not the worst behaving cricketer. With all due respect for Naseer Uddin Shah, I disagree with him on this point. Recommend

  • Plal
    Dec 18, 2018 - 8:03PM

    Australians are well known for their unruly behavior tactics to intimidate opponents and so calling Virat the worst behaved is illogical and shows Shah’s grudge/bias against Virat.It looks he wants to create pressure on Virat during his Australia tour.Recommend

  • MS
    Dec 18, 2018 - 8:45PM

    Kohli is the only player of modern cricket who is creatibg energy, interest, enthusiasm and passion in this dying sport. His behavior shows how much passion he possesses.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 19, 2018 - 12:37AM

    why should we bother about VK ( the person ) we are interested in VK ( the player ) . NS has had some personal bad experiences with him clearly which need not concern the world . Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00AM

    Spot on Mr.Naseerudin Shah.Recommend

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