New Delhi: It’s not unusual for law enforcement agencies to use contemporary memes or issues to raise awareness. However, a tweet by Uttarakhand Police on Friday referring to Virat Kohli’s performance during the India vs. England T20 series has left many netizens fuming.
While fans were left disappointed after the Indian skipper got out without scoring any runs in the first game at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, the cops decided to poke fun using it as an example to draw attention to rash driving.
“A helmet is not enough! It is necessary to drive in full consciousness. Otherwise, like Kohli, you too can be out on zero,” read the tweet in Hindi, shared by the police handle.
While the tweet got a few laughs, not all were impressed. Cricket buffs defended the skipper and criticised the police force, saying the tweet was “uncalled for”. Many said it was a disgrace to stoop so low to troll a man of such high calibre, The Indian Express reported.
Here are some angry reactions from cricket fans:
UTTARAKHAND POLICE, (NOW) YOUR IQ LEVELS ATTAINED NEW LOWS (IN) ABYSS
— rajesh ramandeep rahbar reuben nagar✋ (@iamrajeshnagar) March 13, 2021
Sorry, But this is not a good post from a verified Govt organization handle to troll the Player of such a highest calibre. Over that, he is a Captain of Indian National Cricket Team.
No offence on the message conveyed,but this tweet is a disgrace!#ViratKohli
— Shankar Singh Rajput (@Shankar_2107) March 13, 2021
— Deepak✍️ kumar (Author) (@imdeepak023) March 13, 2021
Reyy before this match kohli scores are 9,40,85 tht too in Australia
he is second highest run getter for india in 2020 after rahul
very very disgusting tweet🤮🤮 https://t.co/pHYrenJigd
— KESAV REDDY (@reddykesava) March 13, 2021
this isn’t a good way to teach or aware someone by criticizing a person for his bad performance on the field. https://t.co/0If14DbS2v
— ツ (@supersandyyyyy) March 12, 2021