Is Virat Kohli the new punching bag for Australia?
‘Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport’ was the opening line of a Daily Telegraph report on Tuesday, a day after Australia managed to salvage a draw in the third Test of the series in Ranchi.The article headlined ‘ Virat Kohli’s Donald Trump-like contempt for the truth making mockery of the game’ goes on to say how the International Cricket Council has allowed the Indian captain to make a mockery of cricket.“Test captains, under the rules of the game, are supposed to be the flag-bearers for upholding the spirit of the game, yet the ICC has allowed the Indian captain to destroy one of the foundations on which the game has been played for more than a century,” the article said.“The fact Kohli has not been sanctioned for calling the Australians systematic cheats or his latest unfounded attack on Smith shows that he is completely untouchable. The ICC won’t fine him. Not even the BCCI, who through their broadcaster apologised to Smith, can get their skipper to tow the party line,” it said. “Just like President Trump, Virat Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face,” The Daily Telegraph wrote.