Australian journalist mocks Kohli's on-field antics

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23 Dec 2018

Australian journalist mocks Virat Kohli- Here's why!

Dennis Freedman, an Australian journalist tweeted a video, mocking Indian captain Virat Kohli's on-field antics in the recently concluded Test in Perth.

He captioned, "Here's Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don't go your way on the field".

While Indian cricket veteran Sanjay Manjrekar has shown his displeasure regarding Kohli's behavior, others like Shoaib Akhtar and Allan Border have lent their support.

The tweet by Freedman mocking Virat Kohli

Celebration

Kohli celebrated his century in a unique way

Kohli celebrated his century in a unique way

Some criticized Kohli's celebration after his century in the first innings of the second Test.

Kohli exuded class, grit, and determination to pile up a 257-ball 123, and on reaching 100, he pointed at his bat, as if to say, "My bat is doing all the talking".

It could've been a response to prediction by Pat Cummins that Kohli won't be scoring a hundred.

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Here's a look at Kohli's celebration after his century

Dismissal

Kohli's controversial dismissal and his reaction

Kohli's dismissal during India's first innings was highly debated since video footage wasn't conclusive if Handscomb had cleanly caught the ball.

Kohli was ruled out since the soft signal by the on-field umpire was in Australia's favor, and while walking away, Kohli, visibly disturbed, was caught muttering something.

Manjrekar believes this was uncalled for, and Kohli must not be doing such things.

Defense

Border and Akhtar have defended Kohli

Border and Akhtar have defended Kohli

Australian legend Allan Border has come out in support of Kohli, saying that characters like him make cricket fun.

"It's good to see guys with that passion, drive and a bit of character", said the legend on whom and his Indian counterpart Sunil Gavaskar, the ongoing tournament has been named.

Pakistani legend Shoaib Akhtar has also requested critics to cut Kohli some slack.

Akhtar thinks Kohli's aggression is within limit

Observation

Is the criticism by Aussie journalist justified?

Though Kohli brings on an aggressive style, he cannot be criticized for being who he is.

The aggression, the passion, and the firepower is what makes him Virat Kohli, and the entirety of Kohli has to be accepted, with the good, the bad and the ugly.

As Michael Clarke has rightly said, you cannot have the cake and eat it too.

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How many centuries has Kohli scored this year?

Asked 2018-12-23 17:36:43 by Sai Rathore

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Kohli has already scored 11 centuries this year and will need one more to get to Tendulkar's record of 12.

When and where will the third Test be played

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The third Test will commence on December 26, the Boxing Day, and will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Is Kohli the best batsman in the world?

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According to ICC rankings, Kohli is the best Test and ODI batsman, while Pakistan's Babar Azam has taken the top position in T20s.

Will India and australi play an ODI series?

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Yes, a three-match ODI series shall be played from January 12 between the two countries.

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