The ongoing Border-Gavaskar has been full of emotions and a lot of sparks continue to flare up, still, the cricketing pundits from both the countries kept backing their teams.
After the conclusion of the Ranchi Test, Indian skipper Virat Kohli accused the visitors of "disrespecting" Team India physio Patrick Farhart, who helped Kohli to improve from his shoulder injury.
Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan came in support of Kohli and Co. for giving Australians the taste of their own medicine. He said, "The same thing happened in 2007-08 too when I was the manager of the Indian team on tour of Australia during the 'Monkeygate' controversy. I told them that these players won't take things for granted and give it back immediately. I feel that they (Australian cricketers and board) understand this language only. Since India is giving it back again this time, they are shattered.”
It isn’t a strange fact that most of the Australians fans didn’t like Kohli much for his recent outbursts on the Australian team and their skipper Steve Smith.
Australian media even compared Virat with the new United States President Donald Trump, saying "Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport".
Cricket Australia Chief James Sutherland on an Australian Radio channel FIVEaa said: "I am not sure he (Virat) knows how to spell the word (sorry)."
However, Kohli has been backed by former Australian captain Michael Clarke during an exclusive interview with India. Clarke said, "Comparing Virat Kohli with Donald Trump - what a load of shit is that. What Virat did, even Smith would have. I could just laugh about the Trump thing (comparison). I find it quite funny and am sure Virat will also find it quite funny.”
The team from down under has entered into this series purely as underdogs but they give some hard time to the hosts in the first Test in Pune and beat them as well. However, Indian team bounced back in Bengaluru and defeated the visitors by a margin of 75 runs in the second Test. The series stands at 1-1 after a draw in the third Test and the fourth and the final Test will be played in Dharamsala from Saturday.