Superstar India captain Virat Kohli scored a battling century in Perth but he came under criticism for his sledging and heated exchanges with Australian counterpart Tim Paine.
Australian journalist Dennis Freedman has a habit of posting funny tweets about players especially Virat Kohli on Twitter. Last year, he had caused a huge stir on Twitter by tweeting a picture of India skipper Virat Kohli and calling him a ‘sweeper’.
Freedman posted a picture of Virat Kohli from 2016, when he was cleaning the stands at Eden Gardens as a part of the Swatch Bharat campaign and wrote a controversial comment: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match”.
Recently, he posted a morphed image of the India star and now he has targeted Kohli once again.
Recently, a video of a batsman throwing tantrums on the field went viral. The batsman flew into a fit of rage after he was dismissed with the Mankad, The furious batsman repeatedly smashed his bat on the ground until it was destroyed.
He then left the shattered remnants of the bat in the middle of the ground before running off to the sidelines. He was not done yet and was seen kicking the chairs as he vented his frustration.
And Dennis Freedman grabbed the opportunity with both the hands when he saw the video. Comparing the batsmen with Kohli, he tweeted:
Here’s Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don’t go your way on the field pic.twitter.com/w596J02n2V
— Dennis Cricketmas (@DennisCricket_) December 20, 2018
In the clip, it was seen that a bowler was all set to bowl and he saw that the non-striker was away from the crease. The bowler ‘Mankaded’ him i.e., he took the bails off when the non-striker was out of his crease. The umpire immediately gave the decision in favour of the fielding side. The batsman was utterly disgusted and he broke free to vent his frustration out.
He smashed his bat repeatedly with all his might on the ground and eventually broke it. Thereafter, he ran back to the hut dejected. The Aussie journalist captioned the video and wrote, “Here’s Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don’t go your way on the field,”
Virat Kohli came under criticism for his sledging and heated exchanges with Australian counterpart Tim Paine.
His animated wicket celebrations were also frowned upon, but coach Ravi Shastri said he didn’t have a problem with his skipper.
“What’s wrong with his behaviour? As far as we are concerned, he is an absolute gentleman,” he said.
Shastri also denied India’s morale had taken a hit by losing in Perth after their tense victory in Adelaide — their first Test win on Australian soil in a decade.
“Absolutely not. 1-1 in a series in Australia and we know we had our chances in Perth as well. They’re ready,” he said.
It’s not often that we’ve been in a position where we’ve won one (on an overseas tour). It’s 1-1. The boys know what they can do, what they’re capable of and the potential that lies ahead.