Virat Kohli is a total showman, says Michael Vaughan

The world has been taken aback by India captain Virat Kohli’s emotional gesture during the fourth Test against England at the Oval. On the fifth day, Kohli played the trumpet and pointed ten fingers at the Barmy Army. The event occurred when Jasprit Bumrah bowled Ollie Pope for a duck, resulting in England being dismissed for just 210 runs.

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Michael Vaughan on Virat Kohli’s Trumpet celebration. Source:

Kohli, sensing an opportunity to poke fun at the Barmy Army, got in on the act and made sure everyone knew who was in charge. The biggest talking point was Kohli’s action, which sparked a debate among experts, fans, about whether it was necessary given India’s inevitability of winning.

Need more characters like Virat Kohli: Michael Vaughan

Lawrence Booth, a cricket writer, mocked Kohli by writing ‘loved it,’ but later clarified his position, saying he didn’t “really love this” and found it “weird when a top-class sportsman isn’t content with winning a game, having totally outplayed the opposition, but wants to stick it to the fans too.”

Nick Compton, a former England opening batsman, was also dissatisfied with what the Indian player did and expressed his unhappiness on Twitter.

Michael Vaughan, a former cricketer turned analyst, gave a different take on the situation, praising Kohli’s character and calling him an excellent leader of the game. Kohli’s involvement in the game through involving the audience, according to Vaughan, is an interesting attribute to have. Those who believe Kohli’s gesture is inappropriate for the game, according to the former England skipper, don’t understand what entertainment is.

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