Australian journalist Dennis Freedman has made a habit of posting derogatory Team India players especially Virat Kohli on Twitter. Last year, he had caused a huge stir on Twitter by tweeting a picture of India skipper Virat Kohli and calling him a ‘sweeper’.
Freedman had posted a picture of Virat Kohli from 2016, when he was cleaning the stands at Eden Gardens as a part of the Swatch Bharat campaign and wrote a controversial comment: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match”.
Later, he had deleted the tweet after fans slammed him for the disrespecting remark.
But Freedman seems to have learned little from his mistakes. Despite calling himself a journalist, he rarely shows character that defines a journalist. Recently, he posted a morphed image of the India star that draw severe criticism from the fans. And he has targeted Kohli once again.
Recently, a video of a batsman throwing tantrums on the field went viral. The batsman flew into a fit of rage after he was dismissed with the Mankad, The furious batsman repeatedly smashed his bat on the ground until it was destroyed. He then left the shattered remnants of the bat in the middle of the ground before running off to the sidelines. He was not done yet and was seen kicking the chairs as he vented his frustration.
And Dennis Freedman grabbed the opportunity with both the hands when he saw the video. Comparing the batsmen with Kohli, he tweeted:
“Here’s Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don’t go your way on the field.”
Here's Virat showing everyone how to behave when things don't go your way on the field pic.twitter.com/w596J02n2V
— Dennis New Year (@DennisCricket_) December 20, 2018
The tweet is surely targeted at Kohli’s aggressive on-field antics in the second Test against Australia. Despite scoring a majestic ton, the 30-year old faced the heat for his conduct on the field. Kohli targeted his Australia counterpart Tim Paine with his verbal volleys. He had reportedly fired a belittling comment that labelled Paine ‘a stand-in captain’ and himself ‘the best player in the world’. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has strongly refuted that report. However, it did not stop the widespread criticism for the batting star.