Indian captain Virat Kohli is the Donald Trump of world cricket. This is exactly what the Australian media has been calling him since the end of the 3rd test in Ranchi. The Daily Telegraph states that the Indian captain was not being held responsible for his won actions, even by the ICC or the BCCI. The newspaper speaks about the incident where an optical camera illusion had decided the likes of VVS Laxman to believe that Australian captain had made fun of Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury. The report states that the official broadcaster of the Border-Gavaskar trophy, Star Sports had apologised to Smith for their mistakes.
Taking shots at Virat, the report says that Star Sports, which was heavily influenced by the bosses of the Indian Captain- the BCCI, had the decency to apologise to Smith and issuing a post-match apology. It holds Kohli responsible for starting the fight by attacking Kohli on-field for challenging the Australian captain to mock him and then vigorously celebrating David Warner’s wicket on Day 4 by running around the Australian dressing room clutching his shoulders. The report criticised Kohli by saying that the man who had called Steve Smith and the Australian team of being systematic cheats had refused to apologise in the post match conference.
And this is where the Daily Telegraph starts drawing comparisons with the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The report states that Virat Kohli, like Trump, blamed the media trying to hide his own mistakes. They quote Kohli’s statements when he spoke about 4-5 Australian players picking on Indian physio, Patrick Farhart. Meanwhile, Australian Vice Captain, David Warner had denied the allegations saying that he had spent 19 years at the New South Wales and they would not disrespect Patrick at all. The report also mentions the Australian captain, who denies having to do anything with sledging Kohli. The report then starts with Kohli’s poor form in the series, comparing him to Mitchell Marsh and fast bowler Mitchell Starc, saying that they have more runs than the Indian captain and he was a man under pressure. The Daily Telegraph says that Kohli, like former Sri Lankan Captain Arjuna Ranatunga, relied on absolute disrespect of his opponents to fuel his game and the administrators have given rise to a bat-wielding Trump.