Gautam Gambhir has slammed the Australian media for comparing Virat Kohli with Trump
Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has slammed the Australian media for comparing Indian skipper Virat Kohli with United States President Donald Trump.
Delhi batsman said that the media should stop targeting individuals as cricket is a team game.
“Taking someone individually or blaming someone individually is something which should not work and should not happen. That is something which is very immature from certain individuals as well. Whatever happens on the cricket field let’s just keep it there and not make it personal, or take it personally as well. We should talk more about what has happened in the series. It has been a fabulous series and we should talk more about it,” Gambhir said.
“Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport. Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face.”
Kohli had accused Australian players of disrespecting Indian cricket team’s physio Patrick Farhart.
Gambhir’s comments have come after a recently published article in the Daily Telegraph compared Kohli to Trump.
“It’s funny all our guys ask about cricket as the first thing and you ask about something controversial,” said Kohli.
“They (four-five of them) started taking Patrick’s name. I don’t know why. He’s our physio. His job is to treat me. I don’t find the reason behind it. I could not understand. You must ask why they have started taking his name,” the 28-year-old had said.
Kohli, who performed poorly with the bat in the series, was ruled out of the decider at Dharamsala due to a shoulder injury.