On Wednesday, Australian media said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli as Donald Trump of world sport and blamed him spreading the fake news about the players.
According to the ‘Daily Telegraph’ not only indicate Kohli for his unconfirmed claims however spoken dissatisfaction that neither the BCCI nor ICC has taken any action against him.
“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 eggs 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 Test series had noticed that lots of off-field fireworks with Kohli saying Steve Smith continually took help from his dressing room while making DRS decisions.
Throughout the third Test India’s skipper Kohli had celebrated of Warner dismissal by grasping his shoulder, in fact, hit back Smith mocking his shoulder injury.
According to the Australian media, there were no such footage available in official broadcaster and apologised to Smith.
“In fact, television footage clearly showed it was a teammate’s hand on Smith’s shoulder as players embraced to celebrate the fall of Kohli’s wicket.”
The newspaper was disappointed that any action was not taken against Kohli. “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.”
The newspaper quoted both Smith and Warner, as per the article “Special players are allowed to have bad series, but Kohli’s great crime is he’s proven that the spirit of cricket is officially dead…Test captains, under the rules of the game, are supposed to be the flagbearers for upholding the spirit of the game, yet the ICC has allowed the Indian captain to destroy one of the foundations on which the game has been played for more than a century.”
The newspaper wrote that “soft cricketing administrators have given rise to a bat-wielding Trump. The fact Kohli has not been sanctioned for calling the Australians systematic cheats or his latest unfounded attack on Smith shows that he is completely untouchable.”
“The ICC won’t fine him. Not even the BCCI, who through their broadcaster apologised to Smith, can get their skipper to tow the party line. Even when the BCCI called a ceasefire with Cricket Australia last week, Kohli still refused to back down from his cheating accusations.”
“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.”