Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has been equally active on the social media website Twitter as he has been on the big screen. Giving a strong reply to the former Australian cricketer Brad Hodge for his bizarre comments over Virat Kohli, Amitabh Bachchan said it is absolutely rubbish to say that Virat Kohli skipped the final Test for playing in the IPL. He posted a Tweet that read as, “Brad Hodge says ‘Virat skipped 4th to play IPL’ .. RUBBISH ! he did it to tell you that his team can wallop you even without him !”
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This isn’t the first time when Bachchan had come in support of Kohli. When an Australian daily called him the Donald Trump of cricket, Bachchan came in defence of the Indian captain by posting, “Aussi media calls Virat, Donald Trump of sports !! … thank you Aussi media for accepting that he is a winner and the PRESIDENT !!” “Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport. Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face,” read an article in the Daily Telegraph.
Brad Hodge who is also the head coach of Gujarat Lions in IPL criticised Virat Kohli for missing the final Test by saying that it will be ‘pretty dirty’ if the Indian captain turns out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of the season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 5. You’d hope as a sportsman that he’s seriously injured. I’m hopeful, as a Gujarat Lions coach, that when we play RCB in a couple of weeks, that he’s not playing,” Hodge was quoted by ‘Daily Telegraph’ as having told Fox Sports News’ Gameday Live.
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“Because if you miss one game of Test match cricket and you’re fronting up the next week for RCB versus whoever, Bangalore, at Chinnaswamy Stadium — you’d be pretty dirty if he did not front up to a Test match and try and win a valuable series against Australia — which has been pretty spiteful as well,” said Hodge who played five Tests and 25 ODIs between 2005 and 2008. “You would think that your captain would get out there and get among the fight and get in there,” he added.