Virat Kohli, the standout Indian batter, was absent from the reel, and the fans were not amused.
Cricket fans all across the world adore their innovative uses of match videos, unique suggestions for Instagram reels, and eye-catching infographics.
During the T20 World Cup, their social media pages become busier than ever. But for Indian cricket fans, a lot is constantly at stake. After Indian fans panned one of ICC’s most recent Instagram reels starring the Men in Blue, the organization learned the hard way.
Indian cricket supporters were incensed by an ICC reel that was shared on their Instagram accounts because Virat Kohli was absent from the film supporting the Indian cricket squad.
Historically, the ICC’s digital media staff has been active throughout significant ICC events, and the current T20 World Cup is no exception.
Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, and Yuzvendra Chahal appeared in a video supporting the Indian cricket squad that was posted on the official ICC and T20 World Cup Instagram accounts. Are you prepared for India? said the video’s caption.
Absence of Kohli
The absence of Kohli from the video sparked a deluge of complaints in the comments.
Where is the King, a user asked in their comment.
One fan said, “Without Virat, this is incomplete,” while another said. “Without Virat no India,” another Indian supporter remarked.
India’s first T20 World Cup warm-up match against Australia in Brisbane saw Kohli in blistering form.
He played outstanding defense, which allowed India to win the game by six runs. Kohli, who had 19 runs, used a direct hit to get Tim David out in the 19th over before taking a one-handed catch to get rid of Pat Cummins in the final over of the game.
The former India captain will play again on Wednesday at the same venue against New Zealand in the second warm-up game.
When India takes on Pakistan on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground to begin their T20 World Cup campaign in the Super 12, Virat Kohli will undoubtedly be one of their main aspirations.