Virat Kohli might be the fastest cricketer to make 11,000 runs in ODI history, he might be one of the most charismatic captains of the Indian cricket team, and there is no doubt that he’s India’s true-blue son.
But before all that jazz he’s a DELHI BOY! Virat’s reppin’ Delhi on the pitch by using the word most synonymous with the city. Side note: do curses qualify as words?
While Virat was busy captaining in the India vs Pak match at the Old Trafford on 16 June, Ben Stokes, the cricketer and the homophone to Virat’s favourite noun had a LOL-worthy moment on Twitter.
The England team cricketer tweeted to call out Kohli’s fans for the incorrect lip reading they do every time Kohli’s excited or angry at the pitch!
I may delete Twitter just so I don’t have to see another tweet reading “He’s saying Ben Stokes”(when he’s clearly not?)in reply to a video of Virat saying you know what ?♂️?♂️it was funny the first 100,000 times.— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) June 16, 2019
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not blowing the moral police siren. I get it, some curses are just so sinfully fun (wrong, but oh come on). It’s just the sound sometimes, not even the meaning.
And maybe, Kohli is actually yelling Ben Stokes? Yeah sure, of course. What better way to express your emotions than shouting a good ol’ “Ben Stokes” out loud? ...RIGHT.
The tweet soon went viral. In fact, actor Jaaved Jaaferi even tweeted about the running joke a while back.
?“I feel so proud when india takes a wicket because each time they take a wicket, Virat Kohli takes my name. You can find that out by reading his lips” - Ben Stokes pic.twitter.com/0a9uoe2yKc— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) June 12, 2019
Twitterati soon caught up and responded well!
Ben stokes knows? pic.twitter.com/7ZG4bERMbU— vishwajeet kumar singh(Bittu)? (@Bitt__U) June 17, 2019
Ye bhi Wicket girne pe Ben Stokes bolta hai.. pic.twitter.com/8cw4ve2C6k— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) June 16, 2019
Sorry Ben, looks like it’s still funny. We’ll miss you on Twitter.
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