Andrew Flintoff candidly discovers who is Amitabh Bachchan

India won against Australia in the T20 Quarter Final thanks to Virat Kohli. This sparked an unexpected Twitter exchange between Andrew Flintoff and Amitabh Bachchan.

Andrew Flintoff candidly discovers who is Amitabh Bachchan

Mr Bachchan was not impressed with Flintoff's comparison at all

India had just won Australia in the T20 World Cup thriller game with an amazing performance from Virat Kohli.

Kohli had brought the Indian team back into the T20 tournament to proceed to the semi-final against the West Indies.

Every Indian fan was revelling over the emphatic win in the quarter-final by their team and ecstatic with praise. From the chai walla on the street to the biggest stars from Bollywood.

One such star was the one and only shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan. Immediately after India’s win he Tweeted:

And then, favourably full of praise for Virat Kohli and excited by the win Senior Bachchan tweeted:

Kohli was being praised for turning around India’s game against the Aussies to lead them into the semi-final, after recovering from a 49-3 score to a dramatic win with five balls to spare.

Virat Kohli wins for India

At this point, English player, Andrew Flintoff, who has played 79 Tests and 141 ODIs for England, went to Twitter to praise for Kohli performance and said:

About ten minutes later, Flintoff tweeted a message comparing Virat Kohli to English batsman Joe Root:

Little did Freddie Flintoff know that this tweet would emerge into exchanges on Twitter that would introduce him to the Big B in no favourable way!

Mr Bachchan was not impressed with Flintoff’s comparison at all and replied:

Flintoff using “tongue in cheek” replied:

It was this tweet that sparked a surge of tweets from Big B fans who could not resist to have a poke at Flintoff. Some which bordered on sarcasm to others which were very filmy indeed!

The famous Shahenshah line was quoted together with a highlight of Flintoff’s 1M+ followers being compared to the Big B’s 20M+

Flintoff was even told to visit Madam Tussauds:

Flintoff could not believe what had kicked-off and then compared himself Piers Morgan in a following tweet:

By now it was official that Andrew Flintoff had been introduced to the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, especially by his fans.

And then Flintoff left the Twitter pitch knowing his form was not great and thanked everyone.

It’s best if Andrew Flintoff and other English cricketers for that matter acquaint themselves with how closely Bollywood is tied to Cricket in India. A bond which is very solid, especially when it comes to India winning an important game.

Kane praises Kolhi

If an English cricket player didn’t score with Indian fans, English and Tottenham footballer Harry Kane definitely did when he praised Kohli:

To which Kohli replied and congratulated Kane on his goal against Germany in a milestone victory for England:

So, it looks like Virat Kohli is a name to be reckoned with when it comes to the Indian Cricket team and as for the Big B introduction to Andrew Flintoff, it’s not one he will forget easily for sure!

Baldev enjoys sports, reading and meeting people of interest. In between his social life he loves to write. He quotes Groucho Marx - "The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new."

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