England’s leg spinner in the ODI squad Matt Parkinson has got into some hot water due to some of his unsavoury tweets he made during 2014 about Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni.
Parkinson even went to the extent of mentioning that Kohli and Dhoni were disgraces for World cricket. He even termed Kohli is an arrogant player and called the Indians “cheats “.
Parkinson also mocked the standard of Indian domestic cricket by downplaying Ravindra Jadeja’s triple hundreds in Indian domestic circuit. He mentioned that Indian domestic cricket standard can be easily understood by Ravi Jadeja’s three triple hundreds and Jadeja is very mediocre as a batsman .
These tweets between 2012 to 2014 are all subsequently deleted by Parkinson but the damage was done already as all his tweets downgrading Indian cricketers were trending in social media and Indian fans obviously did not take them kindly by trolling him ruthlessly .
Parkinson is currently in the England ODI squad. Hence if he gets a game in the ODI series , it will be interesting to see how the Indian social media reacts to his cricket . It goes without saying that Parkinson will be under huge pressure to perform on Indian soil. Luckily for him , the matches are played without crowds due to covid restrictions.