Indian skipper Virat constant friction with the Australians have taken immense proportions with sections of the Australian media taking up their team's cause and running almost a campaign versus the India skipper as a backdrop to the closely-contested Test series. One of the issues that have really snowballed is Indian captain being compared with United States President Donald Trump by the Daily Telegraph.
"I have faced this initially in my career and have faced this many times in my career," Virat Kohli said during the pre-match.
"I have always stuck by the right thing, have done the right thing. Always said what I wanted to because I feels it's right. I have no regrets about it, have nothing to go back and change and the only thing is that so many people are being affected by this one individual. They are selling their news, good luck to them.
"It is something that is happening on tje outside and I try and look in the Inside, what are the things I improve upon as a cricketer and as a person and what my team mates think about me what my close ones think about me. These don't bother me, it never mattered to me," Kohli added.