For the first time since 2015 World Cup, India’s newly appointed Test captain Virat Kohli opened up and lashed out at media for unnecessarily criticizing his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and stated that they “should be ashamed of themselves” for this inappropriate behaviour. 

“At a human level, I would say I was hurt and the people who said those things and the way they said should be ashamed of themselves,” he said in reference to the abuse Anushka Sharma had to face after his poor show in the semis against Australia. 

Kohli, who was India’s 3rd highest run-getter in the tournament, expressed that how easily people forget the good innings that he has played for the country and as “no one has won more matches” than him in the past five years. 

Kohli said: 

“Personally, I was very disappointed. In last five years, the number of matches I’ve helped India win and the consistently I’ve played is more than anyone else in the team. I don’t think there’s anybody else in the team who has done better than me. 

“To see those reactions after just one match was very disappointing for me personally. It makes you lose faith in a lot of people. It’s a good thing in a way. You get to know who’s with you and who’s not. It was not in my control. But the reactions were very disappointing.” 

Taking a dig at the media, Kohli sarcastically remarked that there are different parameters for different players when it comes to dip in form.

It’s funny that I never know when my rough patch comes but you make the judgement. In my case, if I don’t do well in two games , it’s dip in form but if some other player performs two games out of 10, they come back in form,” Kohli was at his sarcastic best.

“So I don’t get the balance and I really don’t pay attention to it. It’s about how you hit the ball on that particular day,” Kohli concluded. 

  • SHARE
    While spending good 22 years of my life, I found my passion in India's unofficial national game, Cricket.

    Related Posts

    Mohammad Hafeez Reported For Suspect Bowling Action Again

    Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action once again. The off-spinner was reported for a suspect action by match officials...

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe On 19th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 19th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    David Warner Reveals Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To Talk English

    Three years after being involved in a heated exchange with Rohit Sharma, Australia's star David Warner has revealed why he told the India opener to...

    SA vs BAN 2nd ODI: Every Team Lacks An AB de Villiers: Mashrafe Mortaza

    If Bangladesh were hoping for a respite in the third One-Day International against South Africa on Wednesday (October 18) after being thoroughly outplayed in the...

    South Africa Vs Bangladesh 2017: AB De Villiers Is A Destroyer – Mashrafe Mortaza

    Doubting champions is never the sensible thing to do especially in a sport like cricket, which thrives on the brilliance of champions. One such...