On June 29, the Government of India decided to ban 59 Chinese applications as an initial response to the rising border tensions between the two nations. One of the most popular social media apps in India, TikTok was on top of the list and effective June 30, it is unavailable on Google Play Store.
Understandably, the move caused an upstir of reactions and responses from people from all over the nation, most of which were in favour of the decision. However, one particular individual who became an easy target for the internet trolls was Indian cricketer, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Chahalâs popularity on the app surged because of the kind of videos he made for his followers. Funny, entertaining, even romantic (there was something for everyone).March 26, 2020
Having said that, many believed that the spinner had indulged himself a bit too much and that he needed to take a step back. Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli even called him a clown.
âYou should go and check out âYuzvendra Chahal TikTok videosâ,â Kohli told South Africaâs AB de Villiers in an Instagram Live chat. âYou will not believe that this guy is playing international cricket. He is 29 years old, just go and look at his videos.â
âHeâs an absolute clown,â he added.
Wellm, now that the app is gone, people had the chance to voice their opinion much like Kohli and they took that shot:June 29, 2020
Rumours coming that @yuzi_chahal is in depression due to the banning of Tik-Tok in India . @BCCI should keep in touch with chahal.
#TikTok #tiktokbanindia #tiktokbanned #tiktokban #tiktokteens #tiktokers
Yet another cricketer who became the butt of jokes for the Indian audience is Australian batsman David Warner. Even though he is in Australia where TikTok remains as prevalent as ever, heâs made videos for his Indian fans mostly.
His family and he would get together and dance to the songs from Indian films, his performance with his daughter on Katrina Kaifâs Sheila Ki Jawani became an instant hit, especially amongst the fans of IPL franchise SunRisers Hyderabad.
Nonetheless, Twitter users got their share of entertainment, led by another Indian cricketer, Ravichandra Ashwin:June 29, 2020
âNow what, David Warner?â he asked followed by a wink emoji.
Gladly David Warner is not in India rn.
He'd be upset Tiktok being banned.