IPL 2020: Did Rohit Sharma take a shot at Virat Kohli again?
First Published 26, Sep 2020, 11:14 AM
Rohit Sharma is the fourth-highest run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. He is also currently the highest run-scorer for the side in this season. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has gotten off to a horrific start, scoring just 15 runs in two matches.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are two of the most prolific cricketers in Indian cricket so far. However, as for their performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), it has a contrasting difference.
In the opening two matches of the tournament, Rohit, who happens to be the skipper for Mumbai Indians (MI), has managed to score 92 runs at an average of 46.00, including a half-century. He is currently the fourth-highest run-scorer of the tournament and is also the highest for his side.
As for Kohli, he is off to an unimpressive start. In the same number of matches, Kohli, the skipper for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has scored just 15 runs, at a poor average of 7.50. He is currently the fifth-highest from his side, while he managed to score just a single in the side's last game.
Meanwhile, RCB had lost their last game to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), which was highlighted by the prolific innings of their skipper and fellow Indian opener, KL Rahul, who smashed an unbeaten 132. As a result, RCB suffered their heaviest defeat to the side, by 97 runs.
Following Rahul's innings, Rohit took to his Twitter handle, to congratulate Rahul for his sublime knock. However, fans interpreted it quite differently, as few believed that it was a measure to troll Kohli. Few also pointed out the timing of the tweet, which happened to be right after the dismissal of Kohli.
In this tweet, the user post clearly mentions, "Timing of this tweet ¯\_(ツ) _/¯"
In this, the user admits the trolling of Kohli, by posting, "Look who is trolling Virat Kohli."
This user seems to have taken a dig at Rohit's timing, as she posted, "He couldn't even wait for the match to finish..."
While this user believes that Rohit had this post pre-ready, by posting, "This was saved in drafts and sent just at the right time."
Rohit and Kohli have been in the centre of controversy since last year. Rohit had unfollowed Kohli, along with the latter's wife Anushka Sharma, after reports of an alleged rift between the two. The rift reportedly also intensified following the 2019 ICC World Cup. However, the two continue to play for the Indian side with no such implications, as Kohli has always ruled out any such reports.