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Michael Vaughan reacts to Virat Kohli’s trumpet celebration, says cricket needs characters like him

Kohli trolled Barmy Army by a 10-finger trumpet job, for which he was criticized by the English media

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli never refrains from expressing himself on the field. Whether it is batting, fielding, leading, his passion for the game is clearly visible. Former England captain Michael Vaughan is a huge fan of Virat Kohli and feels his on-field antiques brings a lot of entertainment factor to the game. As India was inching towards a win at The Oval, Kohli trolled Barmy Army by a 10-finger trumpet job, for which he was criticized by the English media. Vaughan said Virat is an amazing character and those who complain about his actions 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.

Vaughan further hailed Virat as an incredible leader and said he delivered a tactical masterclass to help India beat England at The Oval. The 46-year-old said cricket needs characters like Virat Kohli who add a lot of X-factor to the game.

“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.

England and India went into Day 5 of the Oval Test with an even chance to win the game but Indian bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah breathed fire as India bundled out England in 84 overs to go 2-1 up in the series. 

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