India's flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh backs the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he was compared to US president Donald Trump by an Australian daily. Yuvraj and Kohli pretty close friends and former came is complete support of Virat during a chat with India today.
Yuvraj termed the comparison by the Australian daily as a compliment for Kohli. He said, "It's a big compliment for Virat if Aussie media is comparing him with Trump. It means he is the best.”
Kohli's Test teammate Cheteshwar Pujara backed his skipper as he said, "It's really sad to hear such comments. We fully support Virat and he is one of the great ambassadors of the game. The focus has shifted somewhere else. We are focused on the game and he is a great leader. We are looking forward to the next game rather than worrying about anything else.”
Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke also supported Kohli by calling this whole episode "a load of shit". He said, "Comparing Virat Kohli with Donald Trump - what a load of shit s 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.”
He further added, "Bear in mind, I love Kohli and the Australian public love him. It's just two or three reporters who are trying to tarnish him. I always somehow find an Australian in him the way he plays and I absolutely love how he accepts challenges. It's just two or three reporters who are trying to tarnish him but Virat shouldn't be bothered.”
Recently, the Daily Telegraph had compared Kohli to US President Donald Trump in a blistering article without any sense and logic. The same media group alleged Kohli for throwing a bottle of Gatorade towards an Australian official during the Bengaluru Test.
Talking about the series, Yuvraj said, "The series between India and Australia has been really good. Dharamsala should be a good series decider and even if the series is tied, we are in for a great Test.”