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Stokes gets support from Broad after his tweet on Kohli was bashed by Indians

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma won hearts on Twitter recently, after they gave up their business class seat to the Indian pacers to ensure their comfort.

India was flying to Perth for the second Test and former England captain Michael Vaughan was on the same flight. He decided to post it on Twitter and as soon as he shared it with the fans, everyone started appreciating the kind gesture by the Indian skipper and his wife.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he witnessed Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma give up their business class seats for India’s pacers for the trip from Adelaide to Perth.

“Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide – Perth !! Danger Australia .. Not only are the quicks more relaxed… The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND,” he wrote.

It may have only been a three-hour flight but it was a classy gesture for a man who cricket writer Robert Craddock called “the most influential man in the game

England cricketer Ben Stokes reacted in a different way. He said they have also experienced something similar when England coach Trevor Bayliss made a similar gesture in the past. But Twitterati misunderstood the tweet and started slamming him.

The all-rounder had to clarify it later in another tweet that it was not a jibe at Virat.

“Bit of confusion with my last tweet I think, being a bowler I have great respect for Virat doing what he did, I was simply saying our head coach did it for one of our players when we toured India in 2016 ????,” he wrote.

The cricketer found support from his mate Stuart Broad who replied Joe Root and former England captain Alastair Cook has also done it many times with him.

“I’ve been the lucky recipient of these gestures from Cooky & Rooty for years,” he wrote.

Broad, being a fast bowler himself, was more than relieved to be the recipient of cozy and sophisticated seats for him to take ample rest after exhaustive matches.

By calling himself a ‘lucky recipient, the right-arm bowler has asserted the importance of fast bowlers’ getting to travel comfortably during tours. It makes sense as the pacers run all-day long and hit the deck hard which does take a toll at their stamina and fitness.

 

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