Brad Hodge faces music for criticising Virat Kohli on his men’s product ad

Brad Hodge faces music for criticising Virat Kohli on his men’s product ad

Stuart Broad made a funny comment, but people didn't take Brad Hodge's mockery in a funny way and stood by their skipper.

Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant
Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ever since India captain Virat Kohli was found featuring in a men’s product alongside ace wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, hell has broken loose in the cricketing world. The Indian captain, who is known for endorsing brands of various kinds, was seen dancing with Pant to promote a product that cures pimples and former Australia cricketer Brad Hodge could not stop himself from mocking it. He faced a huge backlash on the social media as a result.

Hodge taunts Kohli only to get roasted by Indian fans

The 44-year-old former Australia international remarked in a tweet that was in response to the video of the ad campaign by Kohli saying: “Amazing what people do for money”. The remark did not go down well with the Indian fans who found it to be a case of double standard with the Australian.

While Hodge was the target in general, some of the supporters lashed out at Australia as a whole, calling them “cheats” and also mocking: “Amazing what people do to win games”. The reference was certainly the infamous Sandpapergate incident in South Africa that saw two frontline Australian players getting banned for a year.

Earlier, England bowler Stuart Broad had also reacted to the advertisement though he did not take any dig at Kohli and rather opined that his compatriots Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler could fit well into the roles that were being played by Kohli and Pant since those two players are known for their camaraderie.

While the Twitterati found it funny, Hodge didn’t find things easy after his dig at the Indian captain. The Indian fans also cited ads in which Australian player Steve Smith was seen dancing and said that even the Kangaroos come to India during cash-rich tournaments like the Indian Premier League to earn money.

If that is fine, then why not Kohli’s engagement, they asked. Some also mocked Hodge for having failed to earn as much as the ace Indian batsman who will lead India in the ICC World Cup starting in less than two weeks’ time. Hodge tried to defend himself, saying he would do the same. But the Indian fans were irked far too high to spare him a smile.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions that Hodge faced after making his remark on the Indian cricket skipper