‘Don’t want me to praise the best player in the world?’: Irfan Pathan’s Slams a Fan For Questioning his Commentary in WTC Final

Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan hails Virat Kohli as the best player in the world and defends his commentary about Kohli in the World Test Championship final.

Irfan Pathan and Virat Kohli
Irfan Pathan and Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli and team India were expected to win the World Test Championship (WTC) final. However, in reality they were completely overwhelmed by New Zealand in the Ultimate Test.

While the batting unit as a whole failed to perform at Southampton, Kohli’s performance is what sting fans the most. He was off to a good start with 44 runs to his name, but failed to convert it into a big score.

Irfan Pathan defends his commentary about Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony

During the time when Virat Kohli was at the crease, former Indian player Irfan Pathan was behind the mic in the commentary box. Pathan was praising Kohli for his achievements and expected him to make a big score.

This sounds perfectly normal, right? Well, one fan on Twitter believed the complete opposite. In response to Pathan’s commentary, the fan tweeted:

“Is @IrfanPathan getting paid for doing commentary or is he getting paid to praise #ViratKohli? Chamchagiri ka ek Hadd hona chahiye.

The fan clearly looked pissed at Pathan for focusing a little bit more on the Indian skipper rather than talking about the game. Pathan, upon seeing this had a perfect reply for the fan.

So you don’t want me to praise the best player in the world??,” tweeted the 36-year-old.

Well after this reply there was nothing more the fan could have said. Over the last decade or so, Virat has proved time and time again that he certainly deserves the tag of the best player in the world.

Although, the 32-year-old might be going through a rough patch right now, he still has a lot fuel left in the tank and should bounce back soon enough.

Next month, India will play against England and it will be a perfect opportunity for Kohli to showcase his skills.

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