Naseeruddin Shah wants Virat Kohli to behave with dignity

Naseeruddin Shah wants Virat Kohli to behave with dignity

Naseeruddin Shah showed no intentions of backing down on the statement he made about Virat Kohli in a recent interview with India Today. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Test series between India and Australia has been very close. Both teams are doing their best to extract every possible advantage. The two captains Virat Kohli and Tim Paine have indulged in sledging on the field during the Perth Test. Chris Gaffaney had to remind both captains of their responsibilities and asked them to carry on with the game. Tim Paine defended himself by saying that they are just having a conversation.

Popular Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah had then claimed that Virat Kohli is the worst behaved played in the world. In a Facebook post, the legendary actor wrote that the brilliance of Kohli is paled by his antics on the field. He also took a jibe on Kohli by further writing that he had no intention of leaving the country.

“Virat K is not only the world’s best batsman but also the world’s worst-behaved player. His cricketing brilliance pales beside his arrogance and bad manners. And I have no intention of leaving the country by the way,” Shah wrote in a Facebook post.

Naseeruddin Shah in no mood of backing down

This post drew widespread outrage from cricket fans as they found nothing wrong with Kohli’s behaviour. Naseeruddin Shah showed no intentions of backing down on the statement he made about Virat Kohli in a recent interview with India Today.

The Bollywood actor admitted that he admires the Indian captain as a cricketer and argued that Kohli should think about his behaviour. He reminded that Kohli’s predecessors carried themselves with dignity on the field. Shah further added that Kohli should try to learn from his predecessors.

“I admire his cricket but he should think of his on-field behaviour. People can lip-read in slow motion. He should behave with dignity like his predecessors,” Naseeruddin Shah mentioned.

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar had also questioned the behaviour of Virat Kohli. He had claimed that Kohli’s poor on-field behaviour would have been highlighted more if he was not a champion player.

“Virat Kohli is such a champion player that we kind of accept everything he does on the pitch. Had Virat Kohli not been the champion player he is, some of his antics on the field would have created quite a stir,” Manjrekar said during the lunch break on Sony.

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