Virat Kohli’s statement regarding Australian players worked as fuel to fire escalating tensions between the cricket teams of Australia and India. Australian media called Indian skipper as the ‘Donald Trump’ of world sport .
According to media , Kohli has been involved in public spats with Australian skipper Steven Smith. His dismal performance so far in India’s home Test series against the Aussies have certainly given the chance to the Australian media to have a go at him.
A news article published in ‘The Daily Telegraph’ compared Virat Kohli to US President Donald J. Trump.
A paragraph from the piece said, “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.”
He said at a post match press conference, “They started taking Patrick’s (Indian team’s physiotherapist) 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.”
However, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar had advised players not to involve in too much hater and self-centrism and urged them to stay focused on the field.