Australian media’s love-hate relationship with Virat Kohli is back in the limelight once again as India and Australia get ready to face each other in the limited-overs series starting September 17.
An Australian journalist, Dennis Freedman, sparked a storm on social media by tweeting a picture of Kohli cleaning one of the stands at the Eden Gardens stadium along with his teammates as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The players had participated in the initiative last year on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd.
Freedman captioned the picture, “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match”, and thus, drew a lot of flak from Indian cricket fans.
“It is in very bad taste because Virat Kohli is a popular face everywhere. But that’s what has happened with Australia over the years. I think Virat Kohli should not bother he should just keep hitting those deliveries which come up because he’s a remarkable player in one-day cricket,” Ganguly told India Today.