Indian skipper Virat Kohli is once again facing stiff criticism from fans after his rude gesture towards Ravichandran Ashwin in the last Indian Premier League (IPL) match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
During the 42nd match of the ongoing IPL, Kohli showed his ‘angry behaviour’ towards Ashwin after he was caught by the RCB skipper at long-on. Kohli enacted the ‘Mankading’ incident, while sending off the KXIP skipper.
Ashwin, who came to bat at five-down, had the near-impossible task of scoring 27 runs in six balls in the last over and see his team through. While the KXIP skipper tried his best and hit the first ball of the over for a six, he couldn’t manage to repeat the same on the next ball.
He is always the GOD OF CRICKET. but ur behaviour on the ground always less than a gully boy cricketer. pic.twitter.com/mRdHibMfiS
This is not the first time that the Indian skipper has been seen showing rage on field. It has somehow become a pattern of sorts for the Delhi lad. In December, 2018 during the four-match Test series against Australia, Kohli was critised for his on-field banter with the Australian captain Tim Paine.
Ravi Shastri, head coach of Team India had to jump to his defence and hit back at critiques who had questioned Kohli’s on-field behaviour.
Over the years, the attitude of Team India has definitely changed from defensive to aggressive. Talking about aggression, the person who started it on field was former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, but, never have we seen him offending any player in such a manner.
In comparison to previous era legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, and Anil Kumble, the current members of the Indian team don’t mince their words at all. While they may be modern day greats, the unnecessary aggression and on-field abusing is uncalled for.
Let us hope that these criticisms don’t get the best of Kohli as he has a bigger role to play in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
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