Ian Healy said that he is ‘losing respect’ for Indian skipper Virat Kohli, and the Internet couldn’t help but find it rich coming from an Aussie cricketer, given their track record of sledging. It’s as if he was almost asking for the trolling that ensued.
" I am losing respect on Kohli for Sledging the opponent " ~ Ian Healy— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) March 6, 2017
Dear Healy Australians are pioneer of Sledging
Ian Healy is losing respect for @imVkohli due to sledging. wonder how he shared the dressing room with the likes of Warne, McGrath, Pointing— Sambit Samant (@I_m_Sambit) March 6, 2017
Australians' reaction to Ian healy losing respect for sledging. pic.twitter.com/vnYFF3aveG— Jalandar (@scriblng) March 6, 2017
Ian Healy, losing Respect for Kohli! As if Kohli asked to Respect him! Australians talking about Sledging from Opposition! LOL ROFL #indvAus— Sandesh H R (@sandymys) March 6, 2017
Ian Healy Loses Respect For Virat Kohli:
Apart from being a nail-biting game, there was a lot going on the field to keep the onlookers hooked and entertained – be it Ishant Sharma’s funny face when mimicking, or Virat Kohli’s constant sledging at the Australians ongoing second cricket Test.
Here’s how Ian Healy reacted to it.
Ian Healy to Melbourne radio station SENThe pressure is starting to tell on (Kohli). I’m losing respect for him. He’s got to be a lot more respectful of his opponents. The stuff he did with Steve Smith was unacceptable.
Dear Healy, Why The Double Standard?
Twitteratti, of course, were quick to point out that Aussies have been pioneers in sledging. The trolling that ensued was unavoidable.
@Iheals Did u loose respect for your team mates when they sledged Indian on an Aussie tour??— Dinil Mathew (@DinilMathew1) March 6, 2017
Dear Healy, Aussies Are Pioneers In Sledging. Here’s a Reminder:
Some diligent men-in-blue fans even dug up old article to give Healy a gentle reminder of their own glorious past with sledging. Some also featured Healy himself.
And how can we forget this:
I watchd few videos on internet whr IanHealy called Ranatunga a FAT Cat-m sure dat wasn't sledging, dats hw Ian was a looser 2/3 #INDvsAUS— Rahul Tanwar (@rahult0911) March 6, 2017