Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Multiple levels of test series is being fought within India and Australia apart from the action on the pitch, there is a duel off it as well with the Australian media's constant attacks on Indian captain Virat Kohli. Not just journalists but Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland too took a jibe at Kohli, saying the 28-year-old did not know how to spell the word sorry. Earlier, a piece in an Australian newspaper had termed Kohli as the Donald Trump of world sport.
This comparison drew a strong response not just from Indian cricket fans but also Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Kohli was also backed by Team India, with Cheteshwar Pujara addressing the media ahead of the Dharamsala Test.
Now star left-hander Yuvraj Singh too has come out in support of his good friend. "It's a big compliment for Virat if Aussie media is comparing him with Trump. It means he is the best," Yuvraj told to media on Thursday.
After the third Test in Ranchi ended in a draw, the Australian media once again targeted Kohli "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 issue had become huge as Indian skipper Kohli had given Smith a very animated send-off from the field and had then stated during the post-match press conference that the Australians had done the same thing on other instances as well.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) were involved in a bitter stand-off over the issue. The Indian board then withdrew its complaint against Smith after ICC decided not to take action against him.
Gavaskar had also been critical of the ICC for not taking any action against Smith.