Actor Naseeruddin Shah slammed skipper Virat Kohli by sharing a post on his Facebook account. He blasted Kohli for his behavior on-field in the India vs Australia series.
India captain Virat Kohli ramped up the pressure on Australia counterpart Tim Paine as the pair traded verbals to underline the toughness of the Perth Test match.
Virat has been engaged in a tiff with Australian Captain Tim Paine and on Day 3 of the match, he took a jibe at him. On Day 4 of the Perth Test, the umpire had to intervene as the captains got into a heated argument.
Virat was frustrated over the Paine-Khawaja partnership. Virat and Tim’s spat has got social media users divided with many Australian fans slamming him for his behavior.
Taking to Facebook, the ‘Maqbool’ actor wrote: “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.”
In the last line of his post Shah trolled Kohli like a boss which everyone didn’t notice. (And I have no intention of leaving the country by the way.)
Earlier, Kohli had been trolled after the 30-year-old asked a fan to leave India in a promotional video. Later Kohli cleared the buzz on his controversial statement after getting trolled badly.
Shah’s post received mixed response with some fans defending the cricketer, saying that the aggression was required to beat Australians, and supporting Kohli, while some agreed with the actor.
On Monday, Kohli and Paine came close to chest bumping when the Indian skipper walked in front of Paine while he was close to completing a run.
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli have wasted no time resuming their running commentary in Perth, prompting a rebuke from umpire Chris Gaffaney on the fourth morning of the second Domain Test.
Having engaged in a verbal exchange late on day three of the second Test, Australia and India’s respective captains again traded barbs during Monday’s morning session.
Virat Kohli and Tim Paine were giving each other some choice words on day four of the second Test.
The two were even seen and heard sledging each other on Sunday when Paine was batting in the final session.
“If he messes it up, it’s 2-0,” Kohli was heard saying, which was picked up by the microphone after he and his teammates made a loud caught-behind appeal for Paine in the final over of the day.
Paine did not hold himself back and replied “You’ve got to bat first, big head”.
The stump microphones picked up Virat Kohli saying, “if he messes it up, it’s 2-0,” while referring to the Test series lead. Tim Paine promptly replied: “You’ve got to bat first, big head”.#AUSvIND #Kohli #INDvAUS #PerthTest #ViratKohli https://t.co/bwmy5rSTOK pic.twitter.com/fMjOZjhHyG
— CriketGeek (@CriketGeek) December 16, 2018
“You’re the one that lost it yesterday. Why are you trying to be cool today?” Paine was heard saying to Kohli.
Umpire Chris Gaffney was not impressed with how the two were behaving in the middle and was heard saying something on the lines of “That’s enough, that’s enough. Come on, play the game. You guys are the captains,” on the stump microphone.
The tense Tim Paine versus Virat Kohli narrative took an unexpected turn on Monday evening despite the Indian captain not being directly involved.
Following 24 hours of skirmish and lukewarm sledging between the skippers, Paine landed the knockout blow when he whispered to Murali Vijay “I know he (Kohli) is your captain, but you can’t seriously like him as a bloke?”.
This cheeky sledge from Tim Paine to Murali Vijay – picked up on stump mic – was the Australian captain’s cheeky barb that followed his counterpart’s dismissal.