Amitabh Bachchan hails Virat Kohli as a winner    AFP & Getty Images
Amitabh Bachchan hails Virat Kohli as a winner AFP & Getty Images

New Delhi: Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was recently compared by an Australian daily with US President Donald Trump. In the article, the daily compared the Indian captain to Trump, saying that Kohli has become the Donald Trump of World Sport. Bachchan, however, hit back in his own style by thanking the Aussie media for accepting the fact that Kohli is a winner and the president . The article further stated that Kohli has become a law unto himself and accused him of spreading FAKE News . FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi


The piece is talking about Kohli s allegation that some members of the Australian team had disrespected Indian team physio Patrick Farhart during the Ranchi Test. It s funny all our guys ask about cricket as the first thing and you (Australian journalist) ask about something controversial, said Kohli during the third drawn Test in Ranchi.”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,” he added.

This is not the first time Kohli has been targeted by Australian media. The media had made racial claims on the Indian captain where an Australian media Facebook page ran a poll for their ‘Vettel of the week’ contest that consisted of options like Kohli, Panda, a puppy and a kitten. The caption of the post read, “Recent events have prompted a return of our Vettel of The Week award. Kids, ask your grandparents. The rest of you know the drill.” Although the media house faced criticisms from across the globe, they did not bother to apologise for the incident. Dear Australian media, aren t bullies better than cheats ?

The two teams will be facing each other in the final Test of the of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy beginning March 25 at Dharamsala. The series is currently levelled at 1-1 and it would be really interesting to see as to emerges out as victorious.

(Inputs from ANI)