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‘Cricket needs characters like him’ – Michael Vaughan reacts to Virat Kohli’s trumpet celebration mocking Barmy Army

By BetBarter Staff

September 8, 2021

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most animated cricketers you’ll ever see. He is someone who never backs down and is always up to give it back. Post the embarrassing loss at Headingley, few England fans trolled India for their performance thus when Kohli had an opportunity to return some favour, there was no way he was going to miss the opportunity.

As India was inching towards a win at The Oval, Kohli mocked the Barmy Army with a 10-finger trumpet job. While many criticised Kohli for his action, former England captain Michael Vaughan backed him and said the Indian skipper is an amazing character and adds a lot of entertainment factor to the game.

Vaughan further hailed Kohli as an incredible leader and said he delivered a tactical masterpiece to help India win at The Oval. The 46-year-old added that people who do not enjoy Kohli’s antiques on the field are boring.

“Virat Kohli is an incredible leader. He’s just got this buzz of energy. He was taking the piss out of the Barmy Army with these trumpet signs. I love it. We don’t have enough characters in the game and mimicking the crowd, trying to get his own supporters going. When they came out after lunch he was getting them going. It was like he was at the end of the long jump in the Olympics trying to get the crowd going,” Vaughan told Fox Sports’ The Back Page.

“He’s an amazing character and yesterday he gave a tactical masterclass on how to win a Test match. Those that complain are just boring. They don’t understand entertainment. We’re in the entertainment industry where we need people like Virat Kohli. We need characters,” he added.