Australian media: Virat Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport
Australian media today dubbed India captain Virat Kohli as Donald Trump of world sport and accused him of spreading fake news regarding their players.
An article in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ not only criticised Kohli for his unsubstantiated claims, but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him.
“Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport,” said Australian media. “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 series had seen a lot of off field fireworks with Kohli saying Steve Smith repeatedly took help from his dressing room while taking DRS decisions.
Smith had admitted one such incident, blaming brain fade for that, but refused to accept he did it more than once.
During the third Test Kohli had celebrated David Warner’s dismissal by clutching his shoulder, apparently retaliating Smith mocks his shoulder injury.
The article claimed no such footage was available and official broadcaster had actually apologised to Smith for their part in spreading claims he mocked Kohli’s shoulder injury.
The newspaper was disappointed that no action was taken against Kohli. The article quoted both Warner and Smith who denied Kohli’s accusations, including that Australians disrespected India’s physio Patrick Farhart.
When the BCCI called a ceasefire with Cricket Australia last week, Kohli still refused to back down from his cheating accusations.
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Like former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Kohli relies on a flagrant disrespect of his opponents and the game to fuel himself and his team.”