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Virat Kohli called a ‘sweeper’ by Australian writer ahead of Pakistan vs World XI match; Twitterati hit back

An Australian writer was bombarded with barbs on Twitter when he posted a year-old photo of Indian skipper Virat Kohli sweeping the Eden Garden stadium for a local event, with a rather objectionable caption.

Posting a picture of Kohli cleaning a cricket stadium, the writer said: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match.”

The journalist, who uses the Twitter handle @DennisCricket_ for his regular commentary on cricket, meant it as a joke or intended to actually rile people, it definitely seems to have done the latter, with many interpreting the tweet as a direct insult to their favourite cricketer.

Virat Kohli leads cricketers to clean Eden Gardens as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.


Virat Kohli

The cheeky dig did not go down well with Kohli fans on social media, and Twitter users from both India and Pakistan got together to bash him with their replies.



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