Amitabh Bachchan thanks Oz media for comparing Virat Kohli to Donald Trump
Published - Mar 22, 2017 12:20 pm | Updated - Mar 22, 2017 12:21 pm
The ongoing India-Australia Test has been surrounded by several controversies since the Bengaluru Test. Players from both sides have been at each other throats and remarks made by former cricketers have made matters more intense. On Tuesday, an Australian paper launched a scathing attack on Indian captain Virat Kohli, comparing him to USA President Donald Trump.
This drew a strong response from Indian fans but also Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan came out against it. The actor, who is an avid cricket lover, took to Twitter to voice his opinion.
Despite his hectic schedule, he follows the Team India closely and is quite vocal about most issues of the game. He had previously kicked up a storm after he tweeted about an Indian commentator’s remarks during MS Dhoni’s team’s WT20 campaign.
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,” read an article.
Big B tweeted, “Aussi media calls Virat, Donald Trump of sports !! … thank you Aussi media for accepting that he is a winner and the PRESIDENT !!
T 2471 – Aussi media calls Virat, Donald Trump of sports !! … thank you Aussi media for accepting that he is a winner and the PRESIDENT !! pic.twitter.com/ZOoNtuhtC2
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 21, 2017
Bad blood between the two sides really was triggered by the ‘brain fade’ issue in Bengaluru after the Australian skipper sought dressing room advice for DRS after being adjudged leg before wicket during his team’s second inning in the match which India won by 75 runs.
Indian skipper Kohli then gave Smith a very animated send-off and had then stated during the post-match press conference that the Australians had done the same thing on other instances as well.
Barely a few days later, Glenn Maxwell mocked Kohli’s injury. Allegations have been cropping up almost daily but the winner of the final Test will send an actual send-off to the other after winning the trophy.