The nation was shaken to the core on Thursday evening by the terrorist activity in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in which as many as 45 CRPF jawans martyred while numerous others were left injured.
Amidst such times of chaos and upheavals, one must show as much support to the victims as they can. Sportsmen including Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif were among those who expressed grief over the tragedy on social media.
However, the 30-year-old Virat Kohli, who is worshipped by millions in this cricket-obsessed nation, faced heavy backlash on Twitter for putting a promotional tweet which was considered as ‘ill-timed’ by fans.
posted a couple of tweets about the Indian Sports Honours while the nation was mourning the loss of those CRPF jawans. Realising his mistake, the skipper deleted the posts but that couldn’t help him from being targeted by fans on the micro-blogging website.
Here’s the screenshot of Virat Kohli’s deleted tweet
Fans felt Kohli’s tweet was ignorant, unsympathetic and really just out of place at the time when celebs, politicians, leaders and everybody else was extending condolences to the martyred.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter before the mistake was realised and corrected:
Delete kardiya tweet virat ki team nea ab
Ye tweet kiya tha pic.twitter.com/4qfCNgPtWi
— Raja ❤️ (@RaghurajPrSingh) February 14, 2019
Shame on virat Kohli not single tweet about 45 martyer indian army personnel.
— Mukesh Pasi (@MukeshPasi12) February 14, 2019
Promotional tweet regarding sports honor awards voting. Wrong timing. Andharu dobbaru. Tweet delete cheaadu.
— Spidey (@MrStarksPeter) February 14, 2019
Such insensitivity in the captain of Indian Cricket Team
Whole country is tweeting about #Pulwama and he is busy in his business
— Shivam Agrahari DSP?? (@DSP_Shivam) February 14, 2019
In the deadliest attack ever on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, 45 CRPF personnel were martyred and several other were injured when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama district.