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Amitabh Bachchan thanks Aussie media for calling Virat Kohli 'Donald Trump of sports'


The veteran actor tweets that such criticism is admission of the fact that Virat Kohli is the king of cricket.

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Mayur Lookhar

India and Australia are involved in an intense cricketing battle on the field, but acrimony has spread off it too with the Indian camp accusing Australians of not playing in the spirit of the game. The war of words has now caught superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s imagination, who has slammed the Australian media in his inimitable style.

Slamming Virat Kohli, the Australian media labelled him 'Donald Trump of sports'. Kohli is expected to give a fitting reply to these barbs, but it was Bachchan who jumped to the defence of the Indian skipper.

Mocking the Australian media, Bachchan has turned the joke on them, with the actor saying that their jibe is an admission by the Australian media that the Indian cricket captain is the king of cricket. Bachchan even attached a picture of himself with his hands folded, thanking the Australian media.

The relations between the two teams has been on the boil after Kohli accused Australia of unfairly taking help from the dressing room over the usage of DRS (Decision Review System). After threatening to take action, the Indian board withdrew its complaint. Today, the Indian camp has accused the Australian players of leaking on-field conversations to the Australian media. Kohli had also accused the Australian players of insulting the Indian team physio Patrick Farhat.

The four-match Test series is currently locked at 1-1 with the final Test set to take place in Dharamshala from 25 March.