Indian skipper Virat Kohli has found himself at the centre of the battles on and off the field ongoing four-match Test series versus Darren Lehmann side Australia. The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman, who hasn't yet delivered with the bat, has been criticised not just by former Aussies cricketer but also their media. From legendary Ian Healy to seamer Mitchell Johnson, many voices in Australian cricket have had a go at Virat Kohli. This even prompted ex-Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar to describe the Kangaroos media as an extension of cricket team's support staff.
"We should not bother too much about the Australian media and what they write as they are an extension of their cricket team's support staff. The focus now should shift to cricket from off-the-field issues," Sunil Gavaskar said.
After the Ranchi Test ended in a draw, the Australian press once again targeted Kohli.
A piece in the Daily Telegraph even compared the Indian captain to US President Donald Trump.
"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 the article.