Sydney: While Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team are gearing up for what could be a mouthwatering five-Tests against England, starting here on Wednesday, an Australian publication has taken a cheeky dig at the Indian skipper.
Kohli, who has been one of the best modern-day batsmen going around, has had a tour to forget when India last travelled to England for a Test series in 2014. Kohli could only score 134 runs in 10 innings, across 5 Tests as MS Dhoni-led India lost the series.
However, Kohli has since then turned the tide to become one of the most consistent performers across the formats. While Fox Sports Australia, in a video, admitted that Kohli has a stellar record, they took a swipe at Kohli, saying, “Virat Kohli's favourite shot in England” to state that Kohli was out caught edging the ball 7 times out of his last 10 Test innings in England.
However, this is not the first time when an Australian media house has rubbed Kohli the wrong way.
An article in the 'Daily Telegraph', when Australia toured India for a four-match Test series in 2017, not only criticised Kohli but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him following the DRS controversy involving the then Australian skipper Steve Smith and compared him with the US President Donald Trump.
"Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport," read the article.
"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."...