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“Virat Kohli Has Become The Donald Trump Of World Sport” – Australian Media Criticises

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Australian media compared Indian captain Virat Kohli with Donald Trump of world sport not only that it accused him of spreading the fake news about their players.

A report published in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised Kohli for his claim on Steve Smith’s DRS controversy. The media also condemned BCCI and ICC to not take any action against him.

The article read, “Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport. Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face.”

“The Indian captain is a law unto himself with no one, not even the ICC or his own board holding him accountable for his continual perpetuation of fake news.”

The ongoing spat between two nations has evolved after Kohli said Australian skipper Steve Smith was repeatedly seeking help from his dressing room while taking DRS decisions during the second test in Bengaluru on the ongoing series.

Steve admitted one such incident and gave “brain fade” the reason. But he had denied that he did it more than once.

After the incident the BCCI and CA (Cricket Australia) involved in a bitter argument. The Indian board withdrew its complaint after ICC decided not to take action against Smith.

The article read, “Surprise, surprise though, the man who last week launched a scandalous attack on Smith and the Australians where he accused of them being systematic cheats, refused to apologise or provide any concrete evidence in his post-match press conference. This despite the relative diplomacy shown by his superiors at the BCCI.”

Australian media accused the ICC that it allowed Kohli to destroy one of the foundations of cricket, the spirit of the game on which the game has been played for more than a century. It wrote, “Soft cricketing administrators have given rise to a bat-wielding Trump.”

After the Bengaluru issue, the debate raised again after Kohli’s soldier injury in the 3rd Test in Ranchi. The Indian captain alleged the Australians disrespected India team’s physio Patrick Farhart. He said some Australians unnecessary taunted Farhart.

Kohli said, “They (four-five of them) started taking Patrick’s name. I don’t know why. He’s our physio. His job is to treat me. I don’t find the reason behind it. I could not understand. You must ask why they have started taking his name.”

But Smith denied the claim. “It was a bit disappointing. I didn’t actually do anything. Virat was having a go at me saying I was disrespecting Patrick Farhart. It was probably the exact opposite. I think he probably did a pretty terrific job to be able to get Virat back on the field after that shoulder injury. He’s a terrific physio and he obviously does a great job for them.”

Amitabh Bachchan criticised

Even Amitabh Bachchan tweeted

Sunil Gavaskar criticised ICC for not taking any action against Smith.

Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle condemned media for spreading the ill-will.

Suchismita Biswas
Suchismita Biswas
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